Julie Fritsch

Give us a random fun fact about you.Julie Fritsch

I was nearly 40 before I learned to drive a stick shift. I'm still not great at it.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Literally anywhere, as long as I could tour their farms and ag operations. I'm fascinated by food production and its people all over the world.

What is your favorite thing about working in agriculture?

Hands down, the people. Hardest working, smartest, kindest people on the planet. 

What is your all-time favorite movie?

Probably Sweet Home Alabama, although I've watched all the Marvel movies more times than I can count.

What has been the most important skill you have learned through KALP?

Two interrelated skills - learning how people's emotional and behavioral tendencies translate into their actions, and learning to see myself as others see me. I've always aimed to devote my working life to agriculture, but could never quite figure out the best way to do that. The lessons we've learned in KALP - both in workshops and informally - have given me tools to better examine what contributions I might make.