NIAA Selects Inaugural Cohort for New Agriculture Leadership Program

This month I’m excited to begin a new journey to continue working on my agriculture leadership and communication skills while becoming even more involved in the industry I love. Stay tuned over the next year as I share insights from this experience and continue my work to make a positive impact in our agriculture community. … Continue reading NIAA Selects Inaugural Cohort for New Agriculture Leadership Program

Young Montana Ranchers Learning to Contribute Through Leadership

When the Stockgrowers Leadership Series was launched in January, fourteen young members of the ranching community gathered from across Montana to embark on the inaugural 12-month journey to improve their skills and learn more about our industry. Now four months into the program, the class participants are enthusiastic about their progress and even considering different perspectives … Continue reading Young Montana Ranchers Learning to Contribute Through Leadership

Millennial Leadership Coach Sarah Bohnenkamp | Agriculture Proud Podcast 005

Episode 5 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast takes us to Colorado for a visit with Sarah Bohnenkamp. Sarah is a leadership coach who works with and helps us work with millennials. I met Sarah a few years back working with the American National CattleWomen’s Beef Ambassador program and we’ve kept in touch over the years. … Continue reading Millennial Leadership Coach Sarah Bohnenkamp | Agriculture Proud Podcast 005

Culture and Inclusion are not just words on paper

“A culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a goal to be met by just words on paper, but it’s the actions that we take. When we’re talking about the culture of an organization, how do employees interact? How do leaders set the tone for the conversations that are taking place?” Those are words … Continue reading Culture and Inclusion are not just words on paper

Omitting Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

To follow-up on the previous post where I shared my experiences and challenges of organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, today I’d like to share the perspective of a former colleague. This person has requested to remain anonymous, but their voice is important to describe the culture at the organization that led to the departure of … Continue reading Omitting Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

A word on organizational culture, diversity and inclusion

This year has proven to be challenging. I have been presented with opportunities to stand up for the ethics and values I have been taught my entire life. Our communities – whether those be defined by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a rural-urban divide – are often passionate about our deeply rooted beliefs, which … Continue reading A word on organizational culture, diversity and inclusion

Career Advice – 101 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier

If you have a question, go ask Twitter. While at times it can be a madhouse, I’ve found Twitter to still be a great source for conversation, banter, and new ideas. That’s partly why I reference it as the coffee shop of social media during my training workshops. You can learn about your own industry, … Continue reading Career Advice – 101 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier