Meeting Planner Information

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 at your event?

Michele is excited to work with you. 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 antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and Food Chat on Twitter. She is the author of two books, No More Food Fights! and Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner and Amazon #1 best seller. 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 husband and daughter on a small farm in central Indiana, where they enjoy Registered Holsteins, MSU Spartans, and arguing about science while cooking. Michele grows conversations between the food and farm communities at and socially through @mpaynspeaker.