Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture recognized three Indiana agriculture leaders at the Indiana State Fair.
The goal at Rader Family Farms is to develop relationships and emotional connections with visitors. “We want this place to be a tradition,” said Amy Rader Hughes. “We want people to come, play, stay as long as you want and make memories here, that’s what we’re all about.”
The way in which the country reopens after the past 14 months of economic shutdown will impact how policy is shaped by the U.S. Congress.
A true leader leads by example — and so does a good mother. “My mom is not a woman of many words,” said Kenzie House, a farmer in Clinton County. “She is not a talker. But she shows a lot through her actions. She has taught me a lot through her actions.”
Amy and Emily Dougherty are an unstoppable mother-daughter team. Together with her husband and sons, Amy and her daughter run a diverse farming operation in central Indiana. From row crops and cattle to an agritourism operation, they work together to keep their farm going strong.
The most challenging thing about working with cows is you never really know what’s going to happen, said 4-H member Madelyn Zimmerman.
There are many career opportunities in agriculture — and some are less obvious than others. From biologists to sales representatives, conservationists to engineers, careers that tie to agriculture are everywhere.
To the moms who stay up late worrying about your children. To the ones working hard, who can barely keep their eyes open because they’re so tired. I see you.
There are many opportunities for challenging times in agriculture, but for Kevin and Julie Ochsner, no business is worth ruining family relationships.
Confidence is a muscle that is built over time. “Confidence is not a light switch, but if you make it something you practice, you will start to build new habits,” said Leanne Pottinger, coach and facilitator for neuroSHIFT, a company that offers leadership development programs.