A shout out to these six ag industry members who were recently selected as 2018 Outstanding Agricultural Mentors at the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference in Chaska, Minnesota.
The Outstanding Agricultural Mentors for 2018 are: Jan Albrecht, retired dairy farmer; Joel Larsen, Program Specialist for Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources at the Minnesota Department of Education; Sue McCrum, former President of American Agri-Women and Maine potato farmer; Karin Schaefer, Executive Director for the Minnesota Beef Council; Rel Seykora, longtime Minnesota 4-H Volunteer; and Emily Wilmes, Extension Educator with University of Minnesota Extension.
This is the 16th year that District 11 Minnesota Agri-Women have sponsored this honor to recognize people who have served as mentors for women in agriculture.
The selection committee reviews nominations and looks for those who have positively impacted the lives of the women in agriculture. The committee also considers traits and qualities that make each of these individuals outstanding members of the agricultural community.
More than 200 women leaders, farmers, students, teachers, lenders, and others working in the agriculture sector attended the 20th Annual Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference. The event has become a leading networking and leadership development resource for women in agriculture. It is also a source for quality programming on a wide range of issues and ideas related to agriculture and women’s leadership.