keynotes, workshops, host

2017 P(our) Symposium // Paris, France photo credit:  Addie Chinn

2017 P(our) Symposium // Paris, France
photo credit: Addie Chinn

Through her powerful images and storytelling, Audra brings the stories of women in agriculture to life on the stage to audiences around the world.

Audra is available as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, panelist and host for your conferences, events and videos.

Current topics include:

  • Keynotes - The Power of Storytelling and Media Representation of Women in Agriculture

  • Workshops - Social Media Success: Telling Your #FarmStory, Plate to Politics

Specializes in: Storytelling, Women in Agriculture, Gender Issues, and her own Inspirational Personal Story

Travels From: Washington State, United States



clients and testimonials

George Washington University
Wells Fargo
425 Magazine
Snohomish County | Future of Farming Conference
Oregon State University | Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Bank of America
Montana Farmers Union
National Farmers Union
University of Vermont
Western Washington University
Seattle Pike Place Public Market
P(our) | PARIS
Tilth Alliance
International Food Blogger Conference


George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, Global Gender Program

George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, Global Gender Program

“Audra Mulkern is an American griot. Her beautiful photographs and elegantly told stories are recording a rising movement of women taking on the leadership needed to stand up the three legged stool of sustainable agriculture: production of flavorful and nutritious foods; conservation of environmental resources; and healthy management of human resources. To boot, her modernized storytelling is making agriculture and a return to land stewardship cool again not only for adult women, but for our daughters, too!”

— Marlene Stearns, George Washington University

Women to Watch, Kirkland Performing Arts Center

Women to Watch, Kirkland Performing Arts Center


“In my six years of programming I have never worked with anyone like Audra. She is a rare gem in the conference world and she couldn’t be more of a pleasure to work with. Audra has an innate ability to connect with conference attendees and reel them into her world of storytelling. Audra is extremely professional, passionate, intelligent and has a real talent for capturing the attention of the entire room. She was willing to work with our female farmers and our beginning farmers in the same event and even changed her presentations on the fly when she saw overlap. I cannot recommend her enough as a speaker.” 

-Melissa Miller, National Farmers Union 



Montana Farmers Union

Montana Farmers Union

“In 2014 I attended a workshop at the International Food Blogger Conference by Audra Mulkern called “Cooking Backwards: The Art and Science of Local and Seasonal Cooking”. It was about the best one I have attended at any conference. It hit so hard, I wanted to leave after, and go home and dig up my property.
Well....I did. And I spent all fall and winter on it - and having been so influenced by the workshop, I am proud to say that 6 months later I am living my suburban homesteading dreams. It even changed how I blog as well, I did a 180 after it.
I’d go as far to bet I might the only person who walked away that fired up - but it made the entire weekend worth it for me. Just one class can make THAT big of a difference.”

— IFBC 2014 Attendee

425 Live presents "Women To Watch" 2016 Audra Mulkern, Founder of "The Female Farmer Project: "Through a Gender Lens: Telling The Untold Story"

The Female Farmer Project: documenting the rise of women in agriculture. A multi-platform exploration into the history of women's roles and how they are the change makers of today's modern agriculture story.

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