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Jolene Brown

Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE

Jolene cares deeply about the ag industry and is on a mission to share leading-edge best practices. She's a passionate supporter, promoter & champion for the people who feed, clothe & fuel the world.

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Price range

  • $6,000 - $9,000
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Expert

  • Agriculture
  • Attitude
  • Business Growth
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Female Speakers
  • Humor
  • Inspirational
  • Spouse Programs
  • Succession Planning
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Experience

  • Agriculture
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Career

  • 41 Years
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  • About

    Jolene Brown will have you laughing while you learn! She’s an award-winning communicator, a 2017 inductee into the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame and an honored recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation of speaking achievement worldwide! She’s known as a Champion for Agriculture whether from the platform, in the magazines, on television, or on the radio. 

    Jolene is a walking-talking spokesperson and consultant for the family-owned business. With her keen insight and result-centered approach, she’s been invited to sit at lots of kitchen tables and family business meeting rooms. Her popular book, Sometimes You Need More Than a 2×4!, contains how-to-tips so those in agriculture can increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. 

    In Jolene’s newest book, Holy Crap! I Married a Farmer!, she celebrates her “sisters in agriculture.” She honors their multiple and valuable roles by bringing them useful tips, real-life stories and lots of laughter. 

    As co-owner and active partner on their Eastern Iowa corn and soybean farm, her practical experience includes plugging a grain auger, hypnotizing chickens and entertaining folks behind the equipment parts counter. 

    Jolene cares deeply about the ag industry and is on a mission to share leading-edge best practices. She’s a passionate supporter, promoter and champion for the people who feed, clothe and fuel the world. 

    Her worldwide audiences appreciate her fun-filled humor and real-life stories. They leave with take-home value, great big smiles on their faces and eager to return for more.

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  • Program

    Keynote | Humorous

    All folks have a sense of humor; it’s just that some folks have a bad one! They haven’t learned that the benefits of a positive sense of humor extend to better health, understanding of rural issues, and positive farm family relationships. How long has it been since you’ve really laughed and celebrated who you are and what you do? We’ll do both as we answer the question “Who’s Hiding the Humor?”™

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    We can prevent many daily aggravations and family business catastrophes if we learn from the mistakes of others. This eye-opening, fun-filled presentation will highlight the top ten things families do that break up their business. We will discuss in-laws and out-laws, off-site family and estates, daily communications and important meetings. In this value-packed workshop, you’ll receive take-home tools to assist in the transition and succession of a family business.  From conversations to contracts, from assumptions to clarification, from complaints to celebrations, we will open eyes and save fighting on the way to the funeral home.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational | Technical

    It happens, far too often in agriculture. Promises are spoken and broken, facts are assumed, habits are hardened…and before we know it, we’ve got family fighting on the way to the funeral home. It’s time we learn from the mistakes of others and work for positive results.

    In this insightful and fun-filled presentation, Jolene minces no words. She wraps the valuable points in real life stories gathered from her years of consulting with the families of agriculture. From conversations to contracts, from assumptions to clarification, from complaints to celebrations, she’ll open our eyes and save fighting on the way to the funeral home.

    It happens, far too often in agriculture. Promises are spoken and broken, facts are assumed, habits are hardened…and before we know it, we’ve got family fighting on the way to the funeral home. It’s time we learn from the mistakes of others and work for positive results.

    In this insightful and fun-filled presentation, Jolene minces no words. She wraps the valuable points in real life stories gathered from her years of consulting with the families of agriculture. From conversations to contracts, from assumptions to clarification, from complaints to celebrations, she’ll open our eyes and save fighting on the way to the funeral home.

    Keynote

    Especially in turbulent times, you must look for the possibilities. Opportunities abound for agriculture once we realize that the pace, the people, the process and the products have all changed. Have we? During this eye opening presentation, we’ll find out what today’s customers are really buying and learn how to reach a demanding market. We’ll laugh while we learn how to build on the best of the past as we welcome the future. And by the way, Jolene really has seen a pig fly!

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

    Remember those wonderful sayings you heard as you grew up? “Don’t count your chickens… Keep your fences mended…You’d better clean your plate… Make hay while…” These and many more insightful phrases are blended with lots of fun and real life examples to form a frolicking lesson from yesterday’s wit and wisdom.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    They’re lurking in the jungle… regulations, traceability, labor concerns, worker and food safety, competitive markets and more! It’s time we blaze a new trail because the pace, the people, the process and the products for agriculture have all changed. Have we? During this fun-filled, eye-opening presentation, we’ll discover today’s top influencers on our customers. We’ll learn the value of what we do is in the eye of the purchaser, not the producer. With lots of humor and real-life stories, we’ll laugh while we learn the joys of blazing trails in agriculture’s “jungle!”

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    We balance soil fertility, feed rations, tires and our checkbooks. We overwork, overwhelm and overload ourselves. Something’s wrong with this picture!  It’s time we learn 10 realistic and applicable ideas to help bring a breath of fresh air, renewal and balance to our work and family life. Come and learn with Jolene Brown, grain farmer, author, family business consultant and an internationally recognized professional speaker. With valuable content, real-life examples and a whole lot of fun, you, your family and the farm or ranch will be glad you did!

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    As a hot air balloon is launched, the people on the ground must let go of the ropes. Hanging on too long has ominous consequences, in ballooning and in agriculture. Not only will it keep you from implementing your goals, it can put you and your mission in a precarious situation. We need you as an advocate for agriculture, launched and ready to soar! It’s time for passion and purpose to light the fires because the pace, the people, the process and the products have all changed. Have we? With lots of laughter and real-world stories, we’ll discover that letting go is the first step in soaring higher! Enjoy the journey!

  • Review
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    “Your presentations and delivery are exceptional. But the real testimonial of your affect is the lineup of attendees wanting to visit with you after you’re done…and we had a really long line!”

    Principal Financial Group Planner
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    “Your banquet keynote brought humor and a renewed sense of pride of what it means to be a farmer. The way you engaged the audience and had them laughing was just what we needed after a long day of technical presentations.”

    Oregon Blueberry Growers Planner
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    “Loved her! Her speaking was dynamic, entertaining and awesome! Her message was clear and encouraging. Loved how she involved the whole audience!!”

    Michigan Farm Bureau - Young Farmer Program Planner
Your presentations and delivery are exceptional. But the real testimonial of your affect is the lineup of attendees wanting to visit with you after you’re done…and we had a really long line!
Principal Financial Group Planner