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Katie Pinke


Katie Pinke, Agweek publisher and general manager, is evidence of rural America’s capabilities. From remote locations in rural North Dakota, she works as the publisher and general manager of Agweek. Katie and her team create a weekly magazine and regional television show that showcase agriculture “from field to fork” and investigate important issues for the farming and ranching community. The fifth-generation farm girl spent more than 12 years in marketing, then ventured out on her own as a communications consultant and event speaker. In addition to her Agweek duties, she remains a keynote speaker across North America. Katie and her husband have three children and own a small business. Outside of her work and family duties, Katie serves on the city council and volunteers for community organizations.

Katie’s weekly Agweek column takes on family, rural life, motherhood, career, community and more. Connect with her on her Pinke Post Facebook page or on Twitter or Instagram, where along with insightful takes on rural life and agriculture she shares the beauty of North Dakota, from sunrises to sunsets and ball games to barnyards.

With a solid business plan, hard work and enthusiasm, agritourism can be an option to stay on a farm and create added income, all while providing others a connection to agriculture.
Stu and Corinne Peterson's Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup is sold in 30 stores in Minnesota and has been honored locally and nationally.
"I respect differences and diversity. I celebrate modern agriculture, close to home and those farming far from the fields I know."
Katie Pinke's ag advocacy approach changed over the past years when she observed more divisive voices in agriculture pitting one form of agriculture against another, rather than building up unifying voices.
"I left the state FBLA conference reminded of the importance of showing gratitude, even when your words don’t come out as planned."
Darren Deile runs Stan's Supermarket, a small grocery store in rural North Dakota with an outsized reputation for the sausage that it ships across the continental U.S.
At a recent conference, Katie Pinke rediscovered the importance of networking and connection in growing as a person and professional.
Our shared experiences in rural America, no matter when or how you arrived, connect us. Our ability to work hard, together, build communities with opportunities.
Hillsboro Public Schools has a new student. Sort of. The school's ag program's small animal care class is teaching Maura, a 4-month-old golden retriever, to be a therapy dog.
Vawnita Best of Watford City, North Dakota, has struggled with depression and spent time in emergency and in-patient care to find wellness upon returning to her cattle and horse ranch.