Women in Seed: Lessons Learned from a Career in the Seed Business
Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CST)
Patty Buskirk Risa DeMasi Cathy Farr

No longer an anomaly, women are filling more leadership positions in agriculture. Women are thriving in this historically monocultured industry – not because they’re filling a quota but because they’re exceptionally qualified. Their contributions and perspectives provide added depth and texture to the already vibrant fabric of agriculture. As former Deputy Secretary of Ag, Krysta Harden often reminds women on the front lines, "you may be first, but you will not be the last." We all have a responsibility to women who are coming through the ranks behind us. Join some of the seed industry's most experienced women professionals for a frank discussion about their lessons learned, obstacles overcome and advice for any early career professionals about to embark on their own journey. Featuring Patty Buskirk of Seeds by Design, Risa DeMasi of Grassland Oregon, and Cathy Farr of Germains Seed Technology, this interactive panel discussion is one you don't want to miss. The session will include 30 minutes of the panel followed by 30 minutes of a social for all participants.