Interested in having Michele speak for your company or conference?

Her energy permeates a room. Her experience ignites ideas. Her style encourages people to embrace why their cause matters. An international award winning author, Michele challenges people to build connections in ways they haven't considered and engage as a leader. When you're ready to have a memorable and passionate professional speaker, hire Michele.


Already hired Michele to speak?

Michele is excited to work with you. In the event of cancellation (let's say a global pandemic, hypothetically), she will work with you to reschedule on a mutually agreeable date within a year.

Pandemics and blizzards aside, below are some tools you will find helpful while planning your event, including the Pre-Program Questionnaire due one month prior to your meeting, along with a low-resolution logo, hashtag and a complete agenda. Program descriptions, AV needs, and Michele's short bio are on the meeting planner links, designed to make your life easier!

Short Bio for Promotional Use

Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and touching hearts to move minds. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for agriculture education and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: Food Bullying, an IPPY gold medal winner; Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner; and No More Food Fights!. She also hosts the Food Bullying podcast. Michele's degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her 'city slicker' husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends around the table. Michele connects farms and food, brains and behavior, at and socially through @mpaynspeaker.