Empowerment Celebration for our community’s Women in Agriculture
Thursday, March 22, 2018 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
St. Michael's Hall located at 33 Elm St. in Fort Loramie, Ohio
$20 per person (Portion of the fee will support women in crisis.)
Registration Deadline: March 9
For more information call or email: 877-775-7642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Mess, aka Dairy Carrie, never thought she would be a dairy farmer. Carrie grew up in Madison, WI with no real ties to agriculture. She was the average American, generations removed from the farm. Then, when she was 15, she met a guy…and started dating his friend. Fast forward several years and more questionable dating choices and she married the guy she met all those years ago. He wasn’t a dairy farmer (at the time) but his parents were… Carrie’s background was in sales and marketing, but her love of animals drew her to trying out farm life shortly after they got married. It stuck and she found out that she was born to be a caretaker of cows and the land.
In 2011, Carrie started a blog on a whim. She hoped people would read it and they did. Now Carrie splits her time between the farm and traveling all over talking to people about farming and talking to farmers about talking to people about farming.
Today, Carrie with her husband Pat, and two year old son Silas, farm in partnership with his parents on a 100 cow, 300 acre farm in Southern Wisconsin.
Bev Kremer is a financial officer with Farm Credit Mid-America in Celina. She has been with Farm Credit for five years and serves on the Young, Beginning, and Small Advisory Committee and Engaged Young Professionals Committee at Farm Credit. She is also an active member in Farm Bureau and serves on the Ag and Natural Resources Advisory Committee in her local OSU Extension office. In 2012, Bev graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. She currently resides in Maria Stein with her husband Travis, son Gus and their new little one born in February on a livestock and grain farm.
Olive Wagar, owner of Organized by Olive LLC, has lived in Troy most of her life. She enjoys reading, traveling, sending cards, and listening to piano music. Over the years she has been a church librarian, homeschool mom to 3 awesome children, “Miss Olive” to library story-time toddlers, and “Grammy” to two precious grandchildren. Today she would like to encourage and bless others by sharing her organizing skills. Olive welcomes the opportunity to listen to your needs and help you create custom solutions that work for you and your family. Olive’s goal is for her clients to say, “Goodbye clutter; hello happiness!”
Dee Jepsen is an Associate Professor and the State Safety Specialist for OSU Extension's Agricultural Safety and Health Program. Kids Tasks on the Farm. Dr. Jepsen has dedicated the past 25 years towards occupational safety and health issues, focused in the agricultural industry. She teaches a variety of audience groups about tractor and machinery safety, everything from elementary school groups, to teens working for hire, to Amish farmers who use power equipment, and now Women in Ag audiences who want to learn equipment basics. Besides her professional career, she assists her husband with their 1,000 acre grain and cattle farm in Fairfield County.