Kami Axtell joined Iowa Women in Agriculture in 2017. She grew up on a family farm, raising livestock and row crops. She is the sixth generation on the farm, and will be the first female to run her family’s 165 year old farming operation.
She graduated from Ellsworth Community College in 2006 with associate degrees in Liberal Arts and Ag. Science. She transferred to the University of Dubuque, double majoring in Flight Operations and Aviation Management. After graduation in 2008, she started her own flight school where she continues today to help her students reach their potential as pilots.
In 2010, Kami joined the Eldora Police Department as a reserve officer, eventually becoming a full-time patrolman. Deciding to make a change and return to her roots in 2014, Kami returned to the family farm and started a cow/calf operation.
She also joined Ag Leader Technology as a member of the Testing and Integration Team. Currently, she assists her team in managing field testing for Ag Leader’s various development projects. Kami’s goal is to someday act as an advocate for woman who work in the agricultural industry at the state level.