Women bring new voice to agriculture
WILLMAR — Amanda Freund knows she has a “crappy” job.
She grins good-naturedly, recalling every junior-high joke ever uttered about the sturdy containers made from manure generated by her family’s dairy cows that she markets as nutrient-rich, biodegradable seed-starting pots.
“I’m literally selling crap,” Freund said during a Women in Ag Network conference last week in Willmar.
Freund was one of about a dozen speakers at the conference, which drew about 60 women from around the state who sought risk-management education that could enhance their work on the farm.
The all-day event was also a way to broaden the network of support for women who are playing an increasing role in Minnesota agriculture.