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Getting REEL about social!

It has been an amazing time at Together We Grow from a social media perspective. As trends continue to change, we are grateful for our partners, members, and active social participants that work with us to create new and fresh content critical to reach audiences and connect them to agriculture, food and the opportunities in this sector.

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Member spotlight: Johnelle Brown

Name: Johnelle Brown Title: Director of Operations & Human Capital, Corn Refiners Association What is your background and how did you find your way into the ag industry? I spent nearly 10 years

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Lauren Baer: October update

$900,000! For an individual, this is a life changing amount of money. And yet, this is the monetary impact to the average Black woman over the course of her lifetime

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Member spotlight: Philomena Morrissey Satre

Question and answer session with Philomena Morrissey Satre, director of Diversity-Equity-Inclusion & External Strategic Partnerships at Land O’Lakes and co-chair of TWG’s Workforce Next and Best Practice Series working group.

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Lauren Baer: September update

“Where have all the people gone?” I have continued to get this question that I’m sure you have asked – or been asked – related to workforce shortages. In our organizations we feel it daily. A recent article from Fortune caught my eye.

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Lauren Baer: August update

For many people, August is a time of transition. Students are preparing to return to school, teachers and professors are preparing to welcome students and facilitate their growth during this

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Lauren Baer: July update

As a high schooler, I ran track and field. I typically ran independent events – such as the 1- and 2-mile – that depended solely on my efforts in the race and on my own investment in training.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: December message

2021. Whew! It’s been a year. You’ll see evidence of some of my favorite Together We Grow highlights further below in this newsletter, but in the meantime here are a few of my favorites.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: September message

I love this time of year. For starters, my kids are back in school. While I hold my breath to see how long that may remain, I am grateful to have some sense of normalcy (and a significantly quieter house while we continue to work from home).

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Member spotlight: Moses Kairo

Question and answer session with Moses Kairo, professor and Dean of the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: May message

Where I live, in Colorado, the trees have begun to bloom, the grass has finally greened, and after a season of storms and confinement, it does feel that the world is opening, if even a little bit, sowing seeds of hope.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: October message

The fire to the west of my home in Fort Collins continues to ravage the mountainous playground that we all love, the places where we connect with something bigger than ourselves, where we find peace and respite.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: August message

I always think the month of August brings an energy of excitement, with final trips and outings as summer’s days become fleeting and more precious than they were just months before.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: July message

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about quantum changes, because it appears they are happening everywhere I look. In psychology research, a quantum change is a sudden, dramatic, and enduring transformation that affects a broad range of personal emotion, cognition, and behavior.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: June message

In my garden, the seeds we planted weeks ago have sprouted, growing every day, responding to the attention of my three children. Growing, unaware of the soul-level unrest that thrums across our country.

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Member spotlight: Quentin Tyler

Question and answer session with Quentin Tyler, Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, and National MANRRS Advisory Board Chair

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: April message

Wherever you find yourself consuming this newsletter, I hope it finds you and your teams well – and that your strategies to adapt to the current reality are keeping your stakeholders healthy and able to engage in the work the world needs.

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