MFU Women's Leadership Conference a Success

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) recently held its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference titled Energizing Women and Growing Our Leadership.

Women are, and have always been, an integral part of the farm and this conference brought women from all across Minnesota together to tap into the leadership skills they already possess from working on the farm, and learning how to use those skills in their community, as well as meet and greet other women to share ideas and stories.

“The women at this conference were incredible. The debates were lively, energetic and informative,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “The speakers lent their expertise and all the women left energized and ready for action!”

Speakers included: Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson; National Farmers Union Vice President Claudia Svarstad; Minnesota Auditor Rebecca Otto; Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President & CEO of Minnesota High Tech Association; Pakou Hang, Association of Hmong Farmers; Leigh Adcock, Director, Women, Food and Agriculture Network; Catherine Gray, Consultant, Clarity Central; Deb Fitzpatrick, Humphrey Institute Director, for Center for Women and Public Policy; former State Representative and former Senator Becky Lourey; State Senator Vicki Jensen; and Alana Petersen, State Director for Senator Al Franken.


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