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.
If not in the office or field - Leah can be found at Bison football games or hanging with friends and family at the lake.
Erin comes from over 20 years in the marketing field where she has sat on both sides of the desk – as a client and as an ad agency account manager. Her passion for agriculture stems from her childhood, growing up on a family farm. Throughout her marketing career, she has gained valuable experience in the areas of finance, crop production, livestock production, lifestyle farming, commodity marketing, and farmer-led commodity advocacy groups.
A rural North Dakota native, Thompson and her family have been farming in the Red River Valley for generations. After a successful athletic career, and graduating from the University Of North Dakota with a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship certificate she worked in marketing for a large, local real estate development company.
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.