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

Agriculture and Timber Attorney, Kirk Maag | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Kirk Maag (he/him), who lives in Portland, Oregon where he is an agriculture and timber attorney. Kirk also serves as a board member for the Oregon FFA Foundation and Cultivating Change Foundation. You can connect with Kirk on Facebook and LinkedIn. Kirk hosting … Continue reading Agriculture and Timber Attorney, Kirk Maag | Pride in Agriculture

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Agriculture Education, Riley Hintzsche | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Riley Hintzsche (he/him), who lives in Ottawa, Illinois. Over the years, Riley and I have been on some fun adventures, including a desert road trip just before the world shut down in March of 2020. He's a dear friend who always has a … Continue reading Agriculture Education, Riley Hintzsche | Pride in Agriculture

Agriculture Communications, Matthew Winterholler | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from Matthew Winterholler (he/him), who lives in La Salle, Colorado. Matthew and I are former co-workers at an industry organization where we worked together on several agriculture communications projects. You can connect with Matthew on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. How are you involved in … Continue reading Agriculture Communications, Matthew Winterholler | Pride in Agriculture

Leading in Animal Agriculture, JJ Jones | Pride in Agriculture

As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, today we'll hear from JJ Jones (he/him), who lives in Council Grove, Kansas. JJ has been a mentor to many through his work as a leader in agriculture. This year, I've had the opportunity to begin working with JJ as he leads the National Institute for Animal … Continue reading Leading in Animal Agriculture, JJ Jones | Pride in Agriculture