Megan Thompson is a small town girl born and raised in Wisconsin. In November of 2014, she relocated with her young daughter, and put down roots in Iowa. She and her husband are the parents of four children, and they reside in a small town in western Iowa.

Megan’s high school ag teacher sparked her interest in agriculture. However, she didn’t pursue it after graduation because she felt she wouldn’t get very far in the ag industry as a woman without a farm background.

In 2016, she left her job as a CNA to work at a breed-to-wean hog farm. She instantly fell in love, maybe not with the smell, but with the hard work and sense of accomplishment she gained. After two years, she decided she wanted to do more. 

She worked at a local ethanol plant for five years, where she discovered that ag was her calling. She enrolled in the agriculture management program at Western Iowa Tech Community College and graduated in May of 2023. Shortly before graduation, she started looking for an ag job with leadership opportunities because she wanted to continue to grow and expand her knowledge and be a leader for women. She accepted a job with AgState as an operations management associate. This role allowed her to learn the operation side as well as management duties in an ag retailer field. Six months in, she knew this company was where she wanted to make a career and be the change for women in agriculture. She became a location leader, which is her current role.

Megan also is involved in AgState’s Women Align Group where she works to make this industry more inclusive not only for not women, but everyone. She is excited to hold a board member position in Iowa Women in Agriculture, and she’s looking forward to what is to come!

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