Welcome back to a great day of learning (in person!), compliments of Farm Credit Services of Mandan. Our focus on producer education is a win-win objective as we believe in the statement, “Learn More – Earn More.” We hope you can take a day off to participate in this personal development day that is customized to fit today’s issues and entrepreneurial spirit of our rural communities. Farm Credit understands the daily challenges of our farmers and ranchers. The Farm Women’s Forum has been a unique
opportunity for our members and guests to learn and grow personally as the chief emotional officer of the operation. After a difficult year, we hope this “Feel Good Forum” gets you rejuvenated for another season of hope, joy, and new life on the farm. You are welcome to bring a farm/ranch guest along.

About our Keynote Speaker: Michele Payn.  Michelle is a certified speaker professional who connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst and a passionate advocate for global agriculture. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for agriculture education and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: Food Bullying, a #1 Best Seller; Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner; and No More Food Fights!. She also hosts the Food Bullying podcast. Michele’s degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She resides with her “city slicker” husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends around the table. Michele connects conversations around the food plate at www.causematters.com and socially through @mpaynspeaker.

April 14, 2021 PROGRAM at Baymont Inn • 2611 Old Red Trail, Mandan, ND 58554

10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Food Bullying” Michele Payn, Cause Matters Corp.
Noon Lunch Served and Book Sales
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Resiliency for Agriculture, Michele Payn, Cause Matters Corp.
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Uncovering Quality of Life Potential through Collaboration Megan Laudenschlager, StrengthenND, Minot
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Lamb and Wool Creations, Joana Friesz, rancher and Dr. Margo Kuntz, Veterinarian both from New Salem
3:00 p.m. Door Prizes and Wrap Up

Bring Your Rural Neighbor or Partner – Men are Welcome Too!
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 8th or through our online calendar rsvp or call 701-663-6487 or your local FCSM branch

Please Note: attending, wearing masks, and social distancing are at your discretion. Tables will be spread out with limited seating and lunch will be served.

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