Susie Oberdahlhoff lives on a working farm along with her husband Richard. They raise hogs, cattle, and hay on their acreage located in the rural area near Bowling Green, Missouri. They are parents of two children, Melaney and Rick, and grandparents to Taylor and Tanner.
Susie’s career has taken her to a broad range of agriculture organizations including working for the Missouri Beef Industry Council, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, and Norman Robert Marketing & Communications. In addition, she has done contract work for the United Soybean Board, Missouri State Fair and Missouri Department of Agriculture. When she’s not traveling around the country on speaking engagements, she works part time from home as a legislative assistant to a state representative.
One of her favorite community service volunteer activities was serving on the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice board for 10 years and the Pike County Hospice Foundation, now as an honorary member after serving six years. Susie is also a hospice volunteer giving many hours to hospice patients and their families.
When Susie isn’t sharing her wit and wisdom with audiences across the country, you may find her doing one or more of the following activities – perhaps at the same time: sitting with hospice patients, picking up her grandson at school, shopping with granddaughter, mowing the yard, going to pig and steer shows, baking cookies, recording church minutes, sending cards, chasing cows, picking up tractor parts, hunting antiques, paying bills, giving shots to pigs, checking in on her kids, reading to grandson, hunting for her black shoes, cooking for two….or ten, ordering cattle feed, planting flowers, getting her hair cut and of course….housework!!!
It’s no surprise that her motto is: “If You Rest, You Rot!”
Following are just some of the organizations where Susie has given presentations:
- Women in Agriculture Conference
- Women in Blue Jeans Conference
- Women in Denim Conference
- Boots to Heels Conference
- Farm Bureau Annual County Meetings
- Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Conference
- Missouri Department of Agriculture
- District Young Farmers
- Young Farmers & Ranchers
- Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation Dinners
- Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference
- Women’s Wellness
- Healthy Woman & Senior Circle Chapters
- Bank Appreciation Dinners
- Soil & Water Conservation District Meetings
- County Farm Service Agency Ag Women’s Day
- Farmers Cooperative Ladies Night Out
- Alumni Banquet
- Women’s Health
- Cattleman’s Associations
- Farm Supply
- Senior Citizens Groups
- State Extension Meetings
- Hospital Auxiliary
- BPW Meetings