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Women in Ag Network's September Feature

By Megan Roberts, Extension Educator

This September, the Women in Ag Network (WAGN) is continuing our interview series featuring a woman involved in Minnesotan agriculture. Our aim is to connect you to other agricultural women across the state.

Our September 2018 "Woman in Ag" feature is Allison Bastian. Allison is a recent college graduate and is starting her career in agricultural business. She balances a full-time job with farm work since she became an owner of a hog barn this past year. For many women in agriculture, myself included, this balance between off-farm and on-farm employment is a part of life. I met Allison recently when she was assisting with UMN Extension’s 4-H Livestock Interviews and I was immediately impressed with her passion for agriculture.

WAGN: Tell us about your career and farm.
Allison: I work for Compeer Financial in Mankato, MN where I sell crop insurance. I graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, IA this past December with a bachelor’s degr…

2018 Agricultural Tax Issues Course

University of Minnesota Extension is offering an agricultural tax school in October. This course targets income tax professionals that work with farmers. Additionally, this course will benefit agricultural professionals such as agricultural lenders and farm management instructors. The agricultural tax school will be offered in five locations and the course has been approved for eight hours of continuing professional education.

Locations and dates for Agricultural Tax Issues Course:

Rochester, Minnesota
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Kahler Apache Hotel and Water Park
1517 16th St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Marshall, Minnesota
Friday, October 5, 2018
Ramada Inn Conference Center
1500 East College Dr.
Marshall, MN 56258

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Bigwood Event Center
925 Western Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Crookston, Minnesota
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN