Posted on 06/20/2019 at 04:35 PM by Monica Scheib
Summer is a great time of the year. From the fresh food to long nights, meeting with old friends and new. Summer is the time of year that seems to inspire people to be a part of great things. Osmundson Mfg. Co. had the honor to be a part of something great this year. We were a sponsor for the “I am FarmHer” event in Des Moines, Iowa. Not only is FarmHer amazing in shedding light on women in farming, but they also brought amazing speakers to the stage. Governor Kim Reynolds kicked off day two speaking about her goals with the STEM program. We learned how to take care of ourselves and others from Rebecca Peterson the Executive Director of House of Mercy. Rosalind Fox, John Deere Des Moines Works, Factory Manager had an inspiring story about the power of persistence. The panel of women speaking about mentoring helped us to find ways to mentor others and teach us the value of having a mentor. Julie Kenney, Deputy Secretary of Iowa Department of Agriculture helped us learn balance with three key things to be our best self. With Jennie Smith of Butcher Crick Farms, we learned that you cannot be everything to everyone and that is okay. Jan Hargrave, a body language expert, helped us understand that our body is saying a lot more that our words. She taught us how we can improve our body language as women especially in an industry that is predominantly male. We wanted to say how grateful we were to be a part of such a great event that encourages women. We left feeling empowered and armed with knowledge and information for the future. We learned how all of us love what we do in the farming industry and we do it for the people.
Here at Osmundson Mfg. Co., that is something we have never forgotten. People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. We are gearing up for our annual shutdown where we will work on plant improvements and maintenance items. This allows our employees to get a break from the heat enjoy time with family. We will also be hosting our annual company picnic in August so we can spend time with our Osmundson family before fall starts and lives get crazy again. Here at Osmundson Mfg. Co., our people are our greatest asset.