Enjoying the process and appreciating the impact of sharing a unique story.
In the field, in the office, or in the board room, Leah has helped build company brands, led industry organizations, and has been an advocate for agriculture and food.
Having agricultural DNA in her system, Leah has a history of helping farmers and those who are involved in farming tell their story, build their business and having fun doing it.
Working on the farm, continuing her education, experience in the agency world, managing in-house projects as well as being the client - Leah deeply understands how it all works, and the opportunities of a great story and perfectly executed plan that can help businesses prosper.
Produce Marketing Association - Fresh Summit Committee Co-Chair
AgChat Foundation - Board of Directors
United Fresh Produce Association - Marketing & Merchandising Council Member
United Fresh Produce Association Leadership Class 20 - Selected as the class speaker
Potatoes USA - Board Member
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association - Marketing Committee
TEPAP (The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers ) Graduate
AAPEX (Association of Agricultural Production Executives) Member
NAMA (National Agrimarketing Association) - Past chapter president
Prairie Business 40 under 40
The Packer: Women in Produce Spotlight
Produce Business 40 under 40
BA, Business Administration - North Dakota State University (Go BISON!)
MBA - University of North Dakota
If not in the office or field - Leah can be found at Bison football games or hanging with friends and family at the lake.
Why 10 Acres?
Every story begins somewhere.
10 Acres is what Black Gold Farms started with in 1928. Leah's Great Grandfather, Hallie Halverson used what he knew about the market, the environment and consumer trends along with creativity and a great deal of passion to do something different and to set the stage for something even greater – that sentiment has lasted for over 4 generations and is now over 30,000 acres. It all started with 10 Acres.
What We Do: Tell the stories of who put food on your plate
How We Do It: Experience, creativity, and fun
Why We Do It: To encourage brands to move beyond their first 10 acres.