FarmHer began in 2013, and each year brings new friends, excitement, and expansion. Our goal today remains the same as it did then, to shine a light on women in agriculture, and below are FarmHer’s top seven ‘Shining Moments’ in 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. Cristen Clark will be a speaker at the events taking place in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Follow Cristen on her blog, www.FoodandSwine.com and join her and the FarmHer team on this years Grow by FarmHer tour!
It’s no secret that FarmHer loves fairs. Being based in Iowa, the team has a soft spot in our hearts for the one and only Iowa State Fair. The Iowa State Fair is quite possibly the best eleven days out of the year and FarmHer gets to be a part of the fair each day.
Last week, over 150 women in agriculture gathered in Des Moines, Iowa for the inaugural I am FarmHer event. With 21 states represented and ages ranging from 17 to 79, the communication and collaboration between attendees made a lasting impression for everyone involved.
FarmHer is hitting the road! With the inspiration from reaching 1,000 young ladies in 4 states last year, we have decided to take our Grow by FarmHer events to a whole new level. The next year of events will cover six states and will allow FarmHer to meet thousands of young women at college campuses around the country! The Midwest tour will visit three universities in one week in November. Then the Eastern tour will do the same format but will take place in February 2018.