Keynote Speakers

Alexis Taylor

Keynote address: Tuesday January 29 at 12:15 pm.
Currently serving as the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Alexis oversaw the  USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services from 2014 to 2016 and led the  USDA’s Women in Ag Initiative. More about Alexis . . . 

Kelsey Ducheneaux

Keynote address: Wednesday January 30 at 12:15 pm.
Kelsey Ducheneaux is a 4th generation rancher on her family’s ranch, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. She also works with her family’s 501c3 non-profit, Project H3LP!, to give back to her community.  More about Kelsey . . .

Audra Mulkern

Keynote address: Thursday January 31 at 12:15 pm.

Audra Mulkern head shotAudra is the founder of The Female Farmer Project™ – a multi-platform documentary project that chronicles the rise of women working in agriculture around the world. As a photographer and writer, her work shines a spotlight on the hard-working people who are growing a food system that is sustainable and equitable for all. More about Audra . . .