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Murray FFA Closes Out its Fall Activities

Members of the Murray FFA Chapter, (from left) Chloe Church, Jaden Lynn, Abbe Baumfalk, and Bailey Frederick, attended Grow by FarmHer Conference in Ankeny.
Members of the Murray FFA Chapter, (from left) Chloe Church, Jaden Lynn, Abbe Baumfalk, and Bailey Frederick, attended Grow by FarmHer Conference in Ankeny.

The Murray FFA has been active lately, attending local conferences and workshops. The first conference was the Grow conference hosted by FarmHer. The conference was hosted at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny and was oriented towards inspiring young women to pursue their dreams and ambitions in agriculture. Founder of FarmHer, Marji Guyler-Alaniz, offered a welcome to the young gals and women at the conference and recognized that this conference was twentieth and the last of the Grow by FarmHer conferences. At the end of the welcome, Joey Beech, an expert in financial literacy and author of A Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance, offered a free copy of her book to all the women at the conference! For the first rotations in the conference, attendees had the opportunity to talk to multiple businesswomen who played integral roles in agricultural businesses and companies. Over 50 women from the agriculture industry discussed opportunities and gave encourage through round table interactions and career fair-like booths. Each leader shared their story and how they overcame obstacles and doubt to be in the positions they were, whether as entrepreneurs, leaders in companies, or professionals in the corporate world. Sophomore Chloe Church said the following about the conference, “Talking to these women gave us options we didn’t know we had and they shared with us how they go to where they are. At FarmHer, I enjoyed the speakers who shared their experience to help young women in agriculture.” The conference ended with a live viewing of the Be Bold Young Entrepreneurs Panel presented by RFD-TV. Women were able to witness the production of an episode of FarmHer.

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