Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community
catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture —and antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25
countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: Food Bullying , Food Truths from Farm to Table, and No More Food Fights! Michele's degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her 'city slicker' husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends. Michele connects conversations around the food plate at www.causematters.com and socially through @mpaynspeaker.