• Grow by FarmHer | Interview with Natalina Sents

October 10, 2017

Grow by FarmHer is a series of events that will inspire, educate and empower young women in agriculture, ages 16-22, to take an active role in leading the industry. The day-long event consists of interaction with great mentors, connections to peers, and the opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers. Natalina Sents will be a speaker at the events taking place in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Follow Natalina on her blog, The Roots Journey, and join her and the FarmHer team on this years Grow by FarmHer tour!

 

FarmHer: Where did your passion for agriculture start? 

Natalina: Growing up in small-town Iowa, neighbors, and friends sparked my interest in agriculture. They taught me to bottle feed lambs, show cattle, and let me ask questions from the buddy seat for hours. They encouraged me to join 4H and FFA, which fanned the flames of my growing passion. After enrolling in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University, I knew this industry was going to be part of my life forever.

FarmHer: Why do you share your agriculture story? 

Natalina: I’ve always been creative. But, until I was at Iowa State, I thought I was going to have to choose between my interests in agriculture and creative things. As soon as I saw Beck’s Hybrids moving Why I Farm videos I knew it was my job to be a storyteller for agriculture.

FarmHer: What will you be talking about at the Grow by FarmHer event? 

Natalina: After graduating from Iowa State, I knew my definition of success was different than most of my classmates. When I traveled to interview farmers in each state on the Why I Farm Roadtrip, they helped me realize what truly successful people are like. Though their stories I’ll be encouraging you to find your own definition of success.

FarmHer: What does FarmHer mean to you? 

Natalina: To me, FarmHer is shining a light on the ladies in agriculture in a way that gives voice to their special perspectives, experiences, and talents. I’m so thankful to be part of a community of women who are excited to celebrate the unique ways we contribute to this amazing industry.

FarmHer: Are you excited to come on the tour and why? 

Natalina: After living the ‘stationary adult’ life for a few months, I’m thrilled to get back on the road meeting and listening to people that make agriculture such a wonderful community. I can’t wait to be inspired!

Tickets are limited, join the tour by purchasing your ticket here




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