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Two of our Keynote Speakers will be offering FREE one-on-one counseling sessions at the EXPO. These complimentary sessions are limited and early booking is encouraged to reserve one of the available time slots. To secure your private session please call 734-239-8027.

Ted Matthews, Director of MN Rural Mental  Health

Ted Matthews is a mental health practitioner with over 30 years of experience in counseling in rural areas. His focus for the past 2 decades has been providing farmer mental health support through the subsidized Minnesota Department of Ag. program. This program was created by Matthews and an FBM instructor 20 years ago when they realized how undeserved the farming community is.   Ted has been the director of mental health services during 5 natural disasters. Matthews provides outreach training and public speaking related to farm stressors nation wide. He also has extensive counseling experience in the areas of PTSD, crisis intervention, family issues, suicidology and domestic abuse.

Wednesday, December 11

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Thursday, December 12

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Dr. Paige Pratt,

Pratt Cattle Company

Dr. Paige Pratt grew up on a family farm/ranch in the Flinthills of Kansas.  Paige and her husband, Jason, own and operate Pratt Cattle Company, a purebred Angus operation located in Southwest Virginia.  In addition to the farm, Paige is a professional speaker and farm transition facilitator.  Her primary role as a facilitator is to assist families in developing asset and leadership transition plans for their farming operations.  She is offering one-on-one sessions for families to gain the information they need for their farm transitions to progress.

Wednesday, December 11

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM