Friday, March 26, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM US Eastern
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US Central
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Mountain
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC

On March 26th, we’re partnering with Soy Connection to simplify sustainability practices from the farm to your fork & beyond! Join us as we share insights from a number of experts on how to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle from the food we eat to the simple eco-minded habits we incorporate into our every day, and don’t miss the chance to cook alongside our food waste-focused chef during a live virtual cooking demo. Tune in to SK Conversations: Simplifying Sustainability as we work towards a more sustainable tomorrow.




SheKnows will also be awarding three attendees an Always Pan from Our Place. Entering is easy! Simply attend Simplifying Sustainability live on the 26th and you'll be entered to win! 



*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Visit for official rules & entry instructions. Promotion takes place at the SK Conversations Simplifying Sustainability Virtual Event beginning on 03/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (ET) and ending on 03/26/2021 at 2:00 PM (ET). Open to event attendees who are individual legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia, but excluding the U.S. territories and possessions), age 18 (or the legal age of majority, as applicable) as of event date. Additional restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable laws and regulations. © 2021 SheMedia, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About this event


Introduction by Polly Ruhland | Polly Ruhland introduces the United Soybean Board and Soy Connection, discusses her own experience of being a woman in leadership, and shares how U.S. soybean farmers are committed to sustainability in all that they do. 


Sustainability at Home From Farm to Fork | Join us for an inspiring conversation with Anne Briggs as she discusses the important role regenerative agriculture plays in feeding our growing population, and how she changed her lifestyle to contribute to a more sustainable future. Learn how she’s spreading the message about the importance of living sustainably through social media.


Farmer Q&A | United Soybean Board Farmer Director Laurie Isley and Anne Briggs share some insights about sustainable farming and practicing a more eco-friendly lifestyle both on and off the farm.


Sustainability on Your Plate From Farm to Fork | Chef Joel Gamoran shares a new favorite soy recipe and advice for reducing food waste at home. Learn simple and delicious ways to become more environmentally conscious both in and out of the kitchen.

Polly Ruhland

Polly Ruhland is CEO of the United Soybean Board. Prior to this, she was CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Early in her career, she was an agriculture journalist and editor. Ruhland is an Eisenhower Fellow and a Nuffield Scholar, and is a certified mediator and holds professional credentials in the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts. Her interest in environmental partnerships led her to serve on several community agricultural land-use boards, and as a volunteer for American Farmland Trust. For 13 years, she was an ethics advisor regarding animal care and use at a private research facility in Colorado, and has also served on the editorial board and as a writer for Winds of Change. She currently serves on the advisory board for University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture, Lone Oaks Farm. Ruhland holds a master’s degree from Colorado State University, where her research focused on agricultural education reform and strategic decision-making at farming cooperatives.

Anne Briggs

After years in the tech industry, Anne Briggs left her job to pursue a passion for helping people to learn new skills and grow deep roots. That quickly developed into a successful influencer platform, Anne of All Trades, where she helps her followers find a deeply rooted life that they love by teaching them age-old skills in homesteading, animal care, and woodworking. Between raising and selling dairy, beef and eggs, building heirloom quality furniture, teaching classes around the country about everything from woodworking to small business advice, and building a new craft school, she really is the Anne of All Trades.

Laurie Isley

Third generation farmer Laurie Isley is the owner of Sunrise Farms, Inc. in Palmyra, Michigan. Laurie and her husband James farm 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Agriculture and Natural Resources and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Laurie was active in 4-H, FFA, and Michigan Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee for six years. She currently serves as the MSPC and Lenawee County Farm Bureau president and is also a program area representative for outreach, resources and administration, and was recently elected as a farmer-director of the United Soybean Board.

Joel Gamoran

Best known as the host for A&E’s hit series “Scraps,” Joel Gamoran has become one of the nation’s most well-known sustainability-focused chefs. In addition to his television show, Joel served as the National Chef for Sur La Table, makes monthly appearances on NBC’s Today Show and is author of “Cooking Scrappy.” With a passion for cooking with typically tossed ingredients, he has shown millions of followers just how delicious and gratifying it can be to get scrappy in the kitchen, all while making a personal impact on reducing climate change. Rookie Dad and motivational chef, Joel has been spearheading the sustainability movement, and doing what he can to inspire the world to waste less food to create a more sustainable planet for future generations.

Kenzie Mastroe

Kenzie Mastroe is the food and lifestyle editor for SheKnows. Previously, she was a writer and editor for eHow and an award-winning video editor and television producer. She has a passion for empowering and celebrating women and believes the art of cooking is a great way to do just that. She currently resides in upstate New York with her giant Bernese Mountain dog named Sully and when she’s not working or cooking, you’ll most likely find her traveling off the beaten path, adventuring outdoors or dragging her favorite telescope to the darkest location possible.