Steering toward a future of more diversity and inclusion in agriculture

The following article coincides with the Pride in Agriculture series and was originally published by AGDAILY, written by Heidi Crnkovic. Thank you to the AGDAILY team for highlighting stories of diversity and inclusion in agriculture. Ryan Goodman — popularly known as Beef Runner on social media — has been a keystone voice in agriculture for over 15 … Continue reading Steering toward a future of more diversity and inclusion in agriculture

Taking Action Toward Inclusion in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

Continuing conversations for Pride in Agriculture, leaders from the Beef Farmers of Ontario are sharing how other organizations can learn from their work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in agriculture. In Part 1 of the conversation with BFO, Joe Dickenson and Jennifer Kyle described how learning and awareness were big first steps toward being more … Continue reading Taking Action Toward Inclusion in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

Beef Farmers Address DEI in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, it is important to feature organizations that are doing the work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people in agriculture and rural communities. Beef Farmers of Ontario is one organization actively demonstrating how to create more inclusive spaces for everyone and work toward greater DEI … Continue reading Beef Farmers Address DEI in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

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LGBTQ+ Allies in Rural Communities | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from an ally, Alaina Sill (she/her), who lives in Liberal, Kansas where she works in Human Resources at Seaboard Foods. Alaina shares experiences with diversity and how she has found avenues to be allies in rural communities and the workplace. Alaina and I met … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Allies in Rural Communities | Pride in Agriculture

Harvest Pride at CHS | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, it's important to include conversations about allyship and the work our industry organizations are doing to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in our communities. I've asked people from a few companies to share how they're approaching this work as examples for others in the industry. Harvest Pride is … Continue reading Harvest Pride at CHS | Pride in Agriculture

Rancher Creating Community for Queer Farmers | Modern Farmer

Along with the Pride in Agriculture series of stories I'm sharing from LGBTQ+ people and allies in agriculture and rural communities, I've had the opportunity to connect with journalists to elevate these topics. Modern Farmer recently interviewed me to learn more about how we're creating a community for queer farmers, one social media post (and … Continue reading Rancher Creating Community for Queer Farmers | Modern Farmer

Finding community for LGBTQ in rural life | Pride In Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we’ll hear from Devin Gredell (he/him), who lives in St Louis, Missouri. Devin shares how it can often be a challenge to find a true sense of community for LGBTQ people in rural life. But he has succeeded in his own journey to find that while maintaining … Continue reading Finding community for LGBTQ in rural life | Pride In Agriculture

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Empathy and Action on LGBTQ Inclusion | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Grant Ermis, who lives in Temple, Texas where he works as a career and technical education coordinator. Grant shares his experiences, as well as advice on improving LGBTQ inclusion in agriculture. You can connect with Grant on Facebook and Instagram. Why are you … Continue reading Empathy and Action on LGBTQ Inclusion | Pride in Agriculture

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A place for LGBTQ in Agriculture Community | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Patrick Connolly (he/him), who lives in Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada. Patrick has purchased his family farm and manages the local agriculture center. He shares his perspective on being a person identifying as LGBTQ in agriculture communities. You can connect with Patrick on Instagram … Continue reading A place for LGBTQ in Agriculture Community | Pride in Agriculture

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Anonymous LGBTQ in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from an anonymous LGBTQ voice from the agriculture community. Over the years, I've had a number of people come to me in confidence to share their stories and I don't take that responsibility lightly. Anonymous LGBTQ stories are incredibly important to share. That's where … Continue reading Anonymous LGBTQ in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture