I came back from a Caterpillar Women in Leadership Conference in Peoria, IL. I was on a panel to talk about agriculture with Julie Anna Potts, Vice President at American Farm Bureau, and
Jill Harvie, a farmer and programs manager at the Canadian Cattleman's Association. (Wonderful conference and a fantastic time.) It was great meeting them ... and afterward I was standing a group of five Cat employees who also happened to be from farms! We congregate.
|Panel moderator Phil Kelliher, Cat VP, Julie Anna Potts, and Jill Harvie|
My dear friend came over with a belated birthday gift - one of EVERY FLAVOR from the MSU Dairy Store! I was floored, I was thankful, and I think this picture captures the sheer joy I'm feeling! Thanks so much, Elaine!! (Yes, this is how much I love ice cream.)
The day ended beautifully. This is my backyard and one of my favorite sights in the world.
It's the busiest time of the season - calves everywhere, Kris is super busy, and everyone is working really hard. I'm ready for the boys to get out of school so they can help more with calf chores! ... Is that an excused absence?
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