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From Farmer’s Daughter to Dairy Farmer

As a child, Melissa Hildebrand Reed spent each weekend on her dad’s farm. Little did she know she’d be spending all her days running it with him.

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The Dakota Girls: Helping Each Other One Mile at a Time

Dawn Scheier bikes with a tight-knit group of friends. When somebody is struggling, they come alongside and overcome it together.

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Yes to the Farm. And Yes to Mankato. Angela’s Community is a Country and City Mix.

Growing up on a farm while going to a city high school made the path to full-time farming a unique one for Angela Guentzel.

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Julia’s Childhood Business Plan = Purpose Coffee Co.

Growing up, Julia Williams was obsessed with the TV show “Friends” and had a passion for helping kids. That passion turned into a business plan for a coffee shop where the proceeds benefit kids who need resources.

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Who Inspires Jennie Schmidt? The First Female President of the National Corn Growers Association

A mentor’s encouragement makes all the difference.

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Who Inspires Kate Lambert? First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Women can feel pressure to fill a mold that doesn’t fit. Yet we have great role models who show us how to forge a new path that does.

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Who inspires Pam Selz-Pralle? The Founding Women of Wisconsin Agriculture (WWA)

Influential women don’t have to be on magazine covers or have national platforms. They are the ripples of influence around us.

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Finding Strength Through Weakness

After foot surgery, farmer Joan Ruskamp became dependent on other people. As it turns out, that was okay.

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Rachel Gray: Tell us about a good thing from 2021 that you plan to take with you?

After surviving a severe drought, Minnesota farmer Rachel Gray says to always talk to other people and watch for new ways to do things.

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Crystal Blin: What good thing from last year will you take with you?

Crystal joined a mastermind with other entrepreneurs to help take her family’s small businesses to the next level.