RANTOUL, Ill. — If there’s a buzz about Jolene Brown on the Half Century of Progress grounds that is because she’s making so many appearances throughout the show.

Sure, the titles of her presentations give away the themes of her talks, but there’s a whole lot more to know about this award-winning speaker, author and farmer.

Keep this in mind when you sit down to listen to her:

  • Be prepared to hear her share stories with humor, real-life stories and hard-won experience. Her farm is in Iowa. Her goal is to “be a champion for the people and industry of agriculture.”
  • She helps farmers, growers and ranchers alike build better businesses on their operations, as well as a legacy.
  • “Stop the Fighting on the Way to the Funeral Home” is one of her presentations. Here she talks about how to learn from the mistakes of others and avoid any damage to the farm. She talks about family relationships, daily communications and important meetings.
  • “Holy Crap! I Married a Farmer! Joy-Filled Lessons Connecting Our Sisters in Agriculture” is her other presentation. Brown uses fun and humor to remind everyone that life on the farm takes a smile.
  • Know that you’re in for a great show. Brown was a 2017 inductee into the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame. There are only 237 inductees, including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and General Colin Powell. She’s also a Certified Speaking Professional.
  • The Half Century of Progress audience will be in great company. Brown also has presented for these ag groups and events: Commodity Classic, WinField, Farm Credit Services of America, Wyffels Hybrids, Verdesian Life Sciences and Rabo AgriFinance.

Karen Binder can be reached at kbinder@agrinews-pubs.com or 618-534-0614. Follow her on Twitter: @AgNews_Binder.

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