U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will host a "Women In Agriculture" summit from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27 in Room 105, Cargill Building. The senator is hosting the event to discuss experiences women in modern agriculture face and how best to encourage women to seek careers in agriculture. Joining Klobuchar for the event are:
- Keynote speaker Krysta Harden, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Panel discussion participants Shelly DePestel, dairy farmer and board member of Minnesota Milk Producers; Pakou Hang, executive director, Hmong-American Farmers Association; Alise Sjostrom, owner of Redhead Creamery; and Kristin Weeks Duncanson, owner of Duncanson Growers.
The event is free. RSVPs are requested, but not required, at the senator's office: RSVP@klobuchar.senate.gov. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m.; attendees can park in the Gortner Avenue ramp.