FarmHer, Inc. announces The Impact Summit by FarmHer, a one-day conference to empower women in agriculture

The Impact Summit by FarmHer will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa, just outside Des Moines, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT.

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Raquel Gottsch Koehler

ANKENY, IOWA—September 21, 2023—FarmHer, Inc. is pleased to announce The Impact Summit by FarmHer, a one-day conference this November focused on empowering and impacting women in agriculture for the purpose of connection, collaboration, and personal development. From the field to the boardroom, to the classroom, senate floor, and more, this event is for any woman passionate about self-development and shining a light on women in agriculture. Attendees will be able to connect with some of the most influential individuals and brands in agriculture and learn tangible takeaways needed to succeed, no matter what type of FarmHer they may be. The event will be held in Ankeny, Iowa, just outside Des Moines, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at the FFA Enrichment Center.

“The goal of the Impact Summit by FarmHer is to inspire women, provide insight, and build authentic relationships with other FarmHers,” said Raquel Gottsch Koehler, Owner and CEO of FarmHer, Inc. “I am looking forward to discussing challenges, ideas, and opportunities on ways we can all work together to broaden our impact on women in agriculture. I love a great day surrounded by inspirational ladies, and I hope everyone who attends leaves with a little more pep in their boots as we head into the end of the year.”

Through a diverse lineup of speakers and panelists, the Impact Summit by FarmHer allows attendees to connect and learn ways to help them succeed in today’s world of ag. Tara Vander Dussen, podcaster and environmental consultant, will be the keynote speaker of the Impact Summit by FarmHer followed by several afternoon breakout sessions around topics ranging from finance to diversity, marketing, and branding.

“I am so looking forward to attending the Impact Summit by FarmHer this fall and connecting with other ag women across the country! said Tara Vander Dussen. “And I am honored to have been selected as the keynote speaker for the Summit. My hope is to leave the FarmHer attendees inspired by how agriculture is uniquely positioned to be a key player in the discussions around sustainability.”


Tickets for the Impact Summit by FarmHer are on sale now. Tickets are $85 and may be purchased by visiting Only a limited number of tickets are available, so attendees are encouraged to purchase early. A discount is available for companies or individuals who purchase 10 tickets or more.

For more information about The Impact Summit by FarmHer, please visit:

The Impact Summit by FarmHer is presented by Nationwide.

Additional sponsors include Bayer, Osmundson Manufacturing, Midwest Dairy, United Soybean Board, Iowa Pork Producers, Association, RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, The Cowgirl Channel and Rural Radio on Sirius XM.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If interested, please contact


8:00 am — Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am — Welcome & Opening Remarks
“Celebrating 10 Years of Impacting Women in Agriculture” - Raquel Gottsch Koehler, Owner + CEO of FarmHer, Inc.

9:15 am — Keynote Speaker
“Agriculture and Sustainability: The Future of Our Food System” - Tara Vander Dussen, Podcaster and Environmental Consultant

10:30 a.m. — Breakout Sessions (see below)

11:30 a.m. — Branding Session Speaker
“Branding and Digital Strategy” - Jodi Oleen, Digital Strategist

12:00 p.m. — Lunch, sponsored by Osmundson Manufacturing

12:45 p.m. — Breakout Sessions (see below)

1:45 p.m. — Panel Discussion
“Your Path to Becoming a FarmHer”

  • Moderator: Kirbe Schnoor, new FarmHer TV host
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Olga Bolden Tiller, Dean & Research Director at Tuskegee University
    • Crystal Blinn, Entrepreneur and blogger
    • United Soybean Board representative

2:45 p.m. — Final Speaker
Lexi Marek Beeler, Entrepreneur and Consultant

3:15 p.m. — Networking (presented by Bayer)
Followed by a happy hour and the FarmHer Market.

Breakout Sessions

  • “How to Grow Your Business with Local Influencer Marketing” - Emily Steele, CEO and Cofounder of The Hummingbirds
  • “Handling Finance in Your Business” - Janey Stahl, Fractional CFO and Business Coach
  • “Improving Diversity Within Your Company” - Rhonda Burns, Nationwide’s AVP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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