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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…