“Open for Business: A Nebraska Women in Agripreneurship Series” will feature Kelsey Patton, owner of the Fiber Mill in Stromsburg, during its next live webcast on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m Central time.
Produced by Nebraska Women in Agriculture, the monthly webcast series highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of women in agribusiness from across the state, offering creative insights and the stories behind what it takes to build a business.
The conversations focus on surviving business shocks such as disasters, regulatory changes and shifting family dynamics. Featured business leaders are interviewed by Brittany Fulton, extension assistant with the Nebraska Women in Agriculture program.
Patton has been spinning and weaving as a hobby and business, sometimes in the traditional Scandinavian way, sometimes in fun, new and modern ways. About four years ago, she began the process of opening her own wool mill, The Fiber Mill, in downtown Stromsburg. After three years of planning and research, the business opened in September 2020. The Fiber Mill handles wool processing from all over the United States, turning wool and other fibers into yarn, roving and felt.
Patton lives in Stromsburg with her husband, Philip, and son Hans.
The webcast is free to attend but registration is required on the Nebraska Women in Agriculture program website, https://wia.unl.edu.