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.

When Katie Pinke directed her daughter to a beef expert in preparation for her speech meet, it made her think about the need for trusted ag sources of information.
Katie Pinke's daughters decided to spend their day off from school working with their heifers.
Katie Pinke recounts the quote from a coach that stuck with her following South Dakota State University's victory in the national football championship.
For most of us rooted in agriculture, farming has always been cool. But the realities and harshness of farming and ranching haven’t always made what feels cool a career choice or path.
Katie Pinke reflects on her family's Christmas lutefisk tradition and the one year they didn't follow it.
Katie Pinke explained how a farmer-owned cooperative in Wisconsin helped avert a crisis of finding dry curd cottage cheese to make cheese buttons.
Katie Pinke reflects back on the life changing moments that have shaped her current Advent season.
"The culture of agriculture in the holiday season and throughout the year needs preserving and to continue into our kids and future generations," Katie Pinke says.
Katie Pinke looks at the positive impact of 4-H on youth.
To connect teens with adults, Northwood Public School along with a community healthcare partner held its first Multi-Generation Trivia Night with 14 teams participating. Katie Pinke was a part of the last-place team and shares the wins she still experienced between friends and three generations of her family.