Allyship, Even if it’s Uncomfortable | Pride in Agriculture

Today in the Pride in Agriculture series, meet ally Britany Hurst Marchant (she/her) lives in Firth, Idaho with her husband, Luke. I first connected with Britany during her time working with Idaho cattle ranchers when I was invited to speak at one of their meetings in Sun Valley and I'm excited to hear her perspectives … Continue reading Allyship, Even if it’s Uncomfortable | Pride in Agriculture

The Diversity Imperative | Pride in Agriculture

Today in the Pride in Agriculture series, we'll hear from one half of the duo behind the Diversity Imperative podcast that explores conversations surrounding the potential of diversity in agriculture. Hannah Konschuh (she/her) is a grain farmer from Cluny, Alberta, Canada, and shares her views as an ally in agriculture today. I had the pleasure … Continue reading The Diversity Imperative | Pride in Agriculture

Being an Ally in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, it's important we include diverse perspectives knowing LGBTQ+ issues impact many family and friends in agriculture and rural communities. So I am excited to have several allies share their stories. Today, I want you to meet another great friend, mentor, and ally in agriculture, Janice Person. Janice … Continue reading Being an Ally in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture

Finding LGBTQ Allyship as a Parent | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, I am featuring LGBTQ+ people and allies from agriculture and rural communities to raise visibility and awareness of how we can address diversity, equity, and inclusion among us. Today, we'll hear from the perspective of finding allyship as a parent. Daren Williams (he/him) is a friend, mentor, … Continue reading Finding LGBTQ Allyship as a Parent | Pride in Agriculture

Challenges of being LGBTQ in rural communities | Pride in Agriculture

Sharing the Pride in Agriculture series has been a rewarding experience, to say the least. I've set out with a mission to improve the visibility and awareness of LGBTQ in rural and agricultural communities. To a much greater degree than expected, the community has been much more receptive and supportive of these stories than I … Continue reading Challenges of being LGBTQ in rural communities | Pride in Agriculture

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Ranching and Regenerative Ag, Stuart Chutter | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Stuart Chutter (he/him), who lives in Killay, Saskatchewan. I've connected with Stuart over the past few years through a shared love for red cattle and fitness adventures, but it was his response to an ag-trade publication that featured him in a story that … Continue reading Ranching and Regenerative Ag, Stuart Chutter | Pride in Agriculture

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LGBTQ in the Workplace, Steve Kempke | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Steve Kempke, who lives in Valley Center, Kansas. I connected with Steve over the past few years through a mutual passion and work for cattle feedyards. Specifically, Steve loves working with feed mills on yards across the country. And he’s a big fan … Continue reading LGBTQ in the Workplace, Steve Kempke | Pride in Agriculture

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Diversity and Inclusion – will Ag brush it off?

Does agriculture have a problem with diversity and inclusion? Is this something the community is willing to admit and work on? Or will some in the industry try to brush this off as well? In the weeks after I first shared my experiences challenging diversity and inclusion in the workplace, I've received an overwhelming amount … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion – will Ag brush it off?

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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

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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