Resilience in the Face of Change – a seminar with Dennis Hoiberg

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a free, two hour seminar on  December 4 with Australian change consultant Dennis Hoiberg for our farm, agriculture, academic, and agribusiness partners, and others concerned about the changes facing Minnesota farmers and agricultural communities.


What: Resilience in the Face of Change – a seminar with Dennis Hoiberg

When: December 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Where: Minnesota Farmers Union, 305 Roselawn Ave. E., Saint Paul, MN 55117

While there’s nothing like the in-person experience, the MFU will also livestream the event on its Facebook page. This alternative might appeal to your colleagues, staff, or board members outstate – please let them know about it.

St. Paul in-person:  December 4, 2018, 10 – noon, at Minnesota Farmers Union, more info/register at:

St. Paul livestream: December 4, 2018 10 – noon,


In addition, there are other opportunities to see Dennis present IN PERSON elsewhere in MN and ND — in places like Austin, Rochester, Sauk Centre, Fargo, and Grand Forks. All his public presentations, with information on how to register for each, are listed here:

There’s no charge for the seminar, but space is limited so please register on Eventbrite.


Resilience in the Face of Change – a seminar with Dennis Hoiberg

Agriculture is undergoing profound changes today, creating tremendous amounts of stress and uncertainty for everyone involved.  Australian organizational development consultant Dennis Hoiberg has more than 35 years of experience helping farmers, rural communities, and business leaders develop resilience to cope with change – at the personal, family, business, and community levels.

Dennis helps people learn to bounce forward through change. He has worked with the grains industry in Australia, local and global leaders, and agribusiness and banking companies that serve remote, regional, and rural communities throughout Australia and New Zealand. He recognizes the struggles that farmers and agribusinesses in Minnesota are facing.

Northern Crops Institute’s Mark Jirik attended one of Dennis’s seminars in Australia:  “He provided real life, common sense approaches to dealing with hardships and suffering in a very orderly way that challenged many of my assumptions. In that one half-day workshop, I was converted from a skeptic to an outright believer in the power of mental resiliency and wellbeing.”

Thanks to Minnesota Farmers Union for providing space for this event.