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Meet Michele Payn
Connecting food & farm, brains & behavior
Michele brings clarity and common sense to nutrition, health and agriculture audiences. Her energy permeates a room and livestream. Her experience ignites ideas. Her audience engagement moves your meeting to a new level, whether it's online or in-person. When you are ready to work with one of North America's leading experts to grow people's knowledge around the plate, contact Michele.
Michele hit a home run with her “Take Food Bullying by the Horns.” presentation. She thoroughly engaged the audience with a thought provoking discussion that helped make the connection between science and human emotions when it comes tackling some of the thorny issues facing agriculture. She provided a number of tips for engaging the public on controversial misconceptions about food and agriculture. If you are looking for dynamic, thought-provoking speaker, you need look no further..”
— Gene McAvoy, 2020 President, National Association of County Agricultural Agents
Michele's keynote rocked the room! There was laughter, quiet moments, audience participation and interaction - including real-time text responses to her questions. We had 500 young farmers leave feeling inspired to advocate for their livelihood, better equipped to do the job, and feeling pretty darn good to be an important part of agriculture! She's even more interactive with smaller groups, and has helped me design projects such as interviewing consumers about food production and understanding activists' tactics. Leaders are amazed at the difference between where they started -"educate consumers" - to creating action plans that make true connections from Michele's training."
- Mary Foley Balvanz, Iowa Farm Bureau
Thank you for touching our hearts, opening our minds and literally letting us kick up our heels."
- Wisconsin Association of Fairs
She hit the nail on the head...we love to kill people with facts and science...but we have to go for the heart, as well as the mind. Michele hit on that and challenged folks while really engaging them in conversation.
- Curt Hudnutt, Rabo AgriFinance Executive Vice President