Women from all walks of life with a passion for agriculture will converge on America’s heartland to be inspired and empowered at this year’s ‘I am FarmHer’ event.
FarmHer was founded in 2013 to change the image of agriculture, depicting women taking an active role in the industry through photographs and by sharing their stories. Through events, a weekly TV and radio show, podcast and lines of merchandise, FarmHer continues to update the image of agriculture to include women.
FarmHer will bring together professionals and producers who share a love for agriculture and a desire to collaboratively bring light to how their lifestyles are impacting the world around them. Whether attendees are looking to expand their knowledge of the industry or leave with valuable connections, this event is designed to be the destination for women in agriculture this summer.
Two new experiences are planned for this year’s event:
- FarmHer’s Market — The FarmHer’s Market will celebrate the crafts of women from across the country. It will give female entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their products and talents with attendees. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample their creations and learn new skills while participating in mini-workshops.
- The Cube — This interactive and creative space is where industry meets FarmHer as organizations present the latest in agricultural science, technology and engineering. This will present an opportunity for businesses large and small to showcase what is happening in their organizations for the advancement of the agriculture industry.
The lineup of speakers this year includes Rosalind ‘Roz’ Fox, factory manager for John Deere Des Moines Works, who will share her story of humble beginnings and how her persistence to become an engineer paid off. Body language expert Jan Hargrave will teach attendees how their bodies sometimes communicate a different message from the spoken word. Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer, will share her purpose for creating FarmHer. Panel discussions will include women’s mental health and the importance of mentorship.
I am FarmHer will run Monday, June 17, through Wednesday, June 19, at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa.