Come connect and build relationships with other women in agriculture for the 2022 Women in Ag event.
Women in Ag Conference Agenda
Thursday, December 1, 2022
The Venue at White Lake
1564 White Lake Drive, Elizabethtown NC 28337
Meet The Speakers
Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Radke regularly tackles industry issues as a blogger, columnist, investigative journalist, speaker, and entertainer.
A former National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Champion and National Beef Ambassador, Radke has spent the last 15 years on the road fighting for the agriculture, rural America and the western way of life. She’s gone head-to-head against animal rights activists, environmental extremists, politicians, and celebrities who seek to eliminate animal agriculture.
She believes food security is national security, and her work is focused on keeping producers on the land and ensuring every citizen has access to safe, affordable and nutritious food in this country.
Radke is the author of five agriculturally-accurate children’s books, and her goal is to help promote agricultural literacy in schools. Her titles include, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” “Can-Do Cowkids,” “ A Home Run For Peanuts,” “The Soil Quilt,” and “Beef Strong." Radke is a mom of four and is determined to teach children about where their food comes and to celebrate the people behind our food, fiber, and energy who make it possible.
Jane Jenkins Herlong is a SiriusXM humorist, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, recording artist and award-winning professional speaker.
A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of only 232 men and women to be awarded this honor, including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Colin Powell. Jane also has achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association.
Jane is the author of five books: “Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups,” (Hachette Book Group), “Bury Me with My Pearls” (Gold Medal in the Illumination Book Awards and Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year), “Bare Feet to High Heels,” and “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,” (breast cancer awareness). Jane’s fifth book, “Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep Fried South,” is published by Tyndale and will be released in March of 2022.
Her singing and comedy is featured on SiriusXM Radio Comedy Channels, Pandora Internet Radio, Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Alexa, where her comedy is heard along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld. She criss‐crosses the country sharing her sweet tea wisdom and Southern Fried humor. Jane has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern and Lowcountry Gullah (gul‐la).
Jane’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled Dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” Jane changed the word NO to NEXT and the rest is what dreams are made of. Audiences learn the healing power of humor when handling negative people and circumstances for more productive, positive living. Jane’s life stories and humor leave audiences with the same message she lives - “prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.”
With a sense of humor and smart work ethic, Jane traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. Against the odds, she graduated from Columbia College South Carolina with the highest honors voted by her peers and continued on to graduate school. Today, Jane travels to speaking events around the world and has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several noteworthy people such as Dr. Charles Stanley, General Colin Powell, Rudolph Guilani, and the late Charlton Heston.
Simon & Schuster Publishing House says of Jane: Jane Jenkins Herlong’s blend of Southern humor and folksy wisdom is just priceless. She deserves to be right up there with Anita Renfroe and Chonda Pierce - in some ways, she’s even better. The more suburban and bland our culture gets, the more precious genuine Southern culture like this becomes.
8:30am | Event Registration
9:00am | Welcome & Opening Speaker
Dynamics of Multi-Generational Family Agricultural Businesses | Amanda Radke
10:15am | Networking
10:35am | Farm Credit Ladies in Agriculture & Keynote Speaker
Don’t throw Tomatoes at my Field of Dreams | Jane Herlong
11:45am | Closing Remarks
Noon | Lunch
12:30pm | Marketplace Opens
In Partnership with: