Grow by FarmHer will inspire, educate, and empower young ladies, ages 16-22, who are excited about their future in agriculture. The day-long events will give the opportunity for young women to connect with peers, listen to dynamic speakers, and meet industry leaders.

Midwest Tour | November 13-15, 2018

Join the FarmHer team as they host events in three states this fall! The Grow by FarmHer events will be hosted in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.

What to Expect

  • Meet peers with the same passion and drive as you
  • Begin a journey that allows you to give life to your dreams
  • Gain skills that will help you land your dream career
  • Network with industry leaders and learn from their path to success
  • Walk away with the feeling of excitement and an attitude to take on the world


Tentative Agenda:

8:30 am     Welcome to Grow by FarmHer

9:15 am       FarmHer Inspiration' Keynote: Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer Founder + President

10:00 am   Break

10:15 am   Breakout #1

11:15 am     'Women Leading the Way' Luncheon

12:00 pm   Breakout #2

1:00 pm     Breakout #3

2:00 pm   Break

2:15 pm     ‘Never Give Up’ Keynote: Holly Hoffman, CBS Survivor Finalist

3:45 pm     Thank you for attending Grow by FarmHer!


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Holly Hoffman: Keynote Speaker

Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges but within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed.

Krista Soda: Breakout Panelist

This small-town girl didn't have agriculture on her radar until she started her job at Nationwide. Now she's the biggest FarmHer fan and even started the Women in Ag committee at Nationwide Insurance and has grown the group to other Central Iowa professionals.

Marji Guyler-Alaniz: Keynote + Moderator

As the President and Founder of FarmHer, Marji will share her journey to kick off the event. She has photographed over 225 women in agriculture in over 20 states and is ready to share lessons learned and inspiration with all of the attendees.


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When heard 'Grow by FarmHer' was coming to Columbus, I knew I wanted to come to meet new people with similar interests as mine. With a heavy class and workload that week, I didn't know if spending a day at the conference was the best way to manage my time. But after the first session, I knew I was in the right place and needed an event like this to rejuvenate me! This conference helped remind me why I chose an agriculture major and hope to work in the industry the rest of my life.

- Lea Kimley, Ohio Attendee