8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grab your cup of coffee and join us for this special edition “Cream” with Your Coffee Chat.
This session is an opportunity for the dairy community to share what was on their minds related to agricultural stress in a safe place. In this special edition we will address issues with milk bottlenecks and how milk is being moved to help hungry families in our communities.
Coffee Chat participants remain anonymous. Participants may type in their questions or verbalize them, or just listen. The session will be limited to 20 registrants and this coffee chat will be for the dairy community and those interested in dairy. This session is scheduled for one hour.
This session will be led by Brenda Mack and Somula “Sam” Schwoeppe.
Brenda Mack is a behavioral health and human services consultant, trainer and presenter, and an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University (BSU). Brenda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Brenda grew up on a farm and currently lives on a farm with her farming family.
Somula “Sam” Schwoeppe is the Dairy Manager for Feeding America and a fourth generation dairy farmer. She earned her Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Global Pathways Sustainability from Western Kentucky University. Her education in sustainability is a part of her personal mission to make a difference in the lives of others by working to end hunger with the nutrient powerhouse of real milk. Sam has spent her whole life in the dairy business and has experienced how women in leadership and decision-making roles truly enrich agricultural initiatives and impact. Sam showcases a strong female voice and presence in local and national leadership positions, and hopes that more women can take a seat
at the table