Katie Pinke


Katie Pinke, Agweek publisher and general manager, is evidence of rural America’s capabilities. From rural North Dakota, she works as the publisher and general manager of Agweek. Katie and her team create daily digital ag news, a weekly magazine, and regional television show that showcases agriculture “from field to fork” and investigates important issues for the farming and ranching community. The fifth-generation farmers' daughter spent more than 12 years in marketing, then ventured out on her own as a communications consultant and event speaker before joining Agweek full-time in 2016. In addition to her Agweek duties, she remains a keynote speaker across North America. Katie and her husband have three children and own a small business. Outside of her work, Katie is a 4-H leader and active community volunteer.

Since 2015, Katie’s weekly Agweek column takes on family, rural life, motherhood, career, community and more. Connect with her on her Pinke Post Facebook page or on Twitter or Instagram, where along with insightful takes on rural life and agriculture she shares the beauty of North Dakota, from sunrises to sunsets and ball games to barnyards.

The North Dakota Soybean Council's director of market development recently stepped back from her full-time job to work part time at her local rural day care. A shortage of child care is the reason.
Agweek is starting a series on rural child care. Agweek publisher Katie Pinke and editor Jenny Schlecht tell their rural child care stories and the reasons for the series.
What do you call a meal with a combination of protein, starch and vegetable? A comfort food, for sure, Katie Pinke says, but is it hotdish, casserole, goulash or chop suey?
The quilters of the Sundahl Lutheran Church made 240 quilts this winter for newcomers to the community, baby shower gifts, benefits, local missions, homeless shelters and Lutheran World Relief.
The members of Career and Technical Student Organizations will become our future business employees, owners, community leaders and engaged citizens who we can vote for in elections in our lifetime.
Agweek publisher Katie Pinke writes how we could all use more of the traits that her father-in-law Eldon exudes.
The 41st annual Agweek Farm Show in Rochester, Minnesota, brought in crowds of people as farm shows seem to begin a return to normal.
Find bipartisan support and stay in your lane are two lessons Katie Pinke picked up from moderating a discussion about the farm bill at the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo in Fargo on Feb. 14, 2023.
David Kohl gave valuable business advice during the Northern Corn and Soy Expo. Included in that advice: get rid of toxic people in your business.
FFA member and chapter president Samuel Green shared with Katie Pinke that FFA has taught him skills to be a better leader. Pinke says many of today's leaders lack these skills.