Igniting Leaders. Empowering Influencers. Creating Visionaries.

Igniting Leaders. Empowering Influencers. Creating Visionaries.

Press

I’ve had the honor of being featured in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Minnesota Business Magazine.

Incorporated Magazine
Featured article: Planting a New Way Forward

“A few days after her husband’s funeral, Randy’s widow, Sandy Hansen-Wolff, 45, discovered that the Minnesota-based agriculture company was insolvent. AgVenture provided animal feed and crop seeds for farms. Hansen-Wolff sold insurance. She was in debt and out of her depth, having inherited a failing business in a male-dominated industry in which she had no experience.”

Chasing Perfection by Sue Hawkes
Featured in Chasing Perfection, Chapter 5

“As a leader, how do you lead with and follow your intuition – especially amidst “logical” counter arguments? Emphasis on quieting your limiting self-talk and learning to trust yourself.” ~ Sue Hawkes

Transcending Loss
Interview with Minnesota Business, September 2017 

“Speaking with Sandy Hansen-Wolff, owner of AgVenture Feed & Seed, is inspirational. She puts her heart into everything she does, whether serving AgVenture customers, providing  agribusiness support, animal management and farm supplies, or speaking to an audience about her story. You see, Sandy is no stranger to heartbreak and loss.”

Sandy Hansen-Wolff named finalist in business award
Tri-County News, March 2015 

“On an individual level, Sandy mentors many business owners who come to her for advice and confidential problem-solving and brainstorming.  She feels that many have helped her get to where she is today and that it is her turn to give her time, talents and financial support in every way that she can.”

Suddenly You’re the Boss
MORE Magazine

‘“Some huge miracles have happened because I had to take over the business,” says Hansen. “That I had the tenacity to get through this is a miracle in itself.”

AgVenture Owner Awarded for Leadership
St. Cloud Times, March 2015

Sandy Hansen-Wolff, owner of AgVenture Feed and Seed Inc. in Watkins, was selected as a finalist for the Good Leader Award in Community Impact, given annually to a Minnesota business leader who is making a positive impact through service, character and leadership by fostering an environment of corporate giving.”

Women Watch
Central Minnesota Women Magazine, April/May 2013

Sandy supports many causes in her community, some of which are related to agriculture… She does this in honor of her customers.”

Why Give?
Minnesota Business Magazine, December 2013

Hansen gives both personally and through AgVenture to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps families who have come across tragedy, much as she did. She also uses her personal story to get the message of giving out to others. ‘In the last 10 years, I’ve done a lot of speeches on this,’ she says. ‘When we are given enough, I think it is our responsibility to help those less fortunate.'”

Upsize Growth Challenge
Upsize Magazine, November 2012

Hansen sounds like a CEO transformed. The mojo has changed from let’s get through this, to let’s rock and roll with this great thing we’ve created.”

Control Freak No More
Wall Street Journal, June 2010

Sandy Hansen, owner of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. in Watkins, Minn., understands those dangers all too well. She was thrust into entrepreneurship in 2003 when her husband, the feed-supply company’s original owner, died of leukemia.”

Enterprising Woman of 2010
Enterprising Women Magazine, March 2010

“Enterprising Women Magazine announces its Class of 2010: The Top Women Business Owners in North America. Sandy Hansen of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. received national recognition as one of the Enterprising Woman of the Year for 2010.”

Strong Motivation
Minnesota Business, January 2010

“For the motivational speaking, I don’t see it as a separate company, it really is done in conjunction with the feed business, because many of the topics come from what I’ve learned as a leader and business owner. I think both are growing in very positive directions.”

From Rock Bottom to Booming Business
Dairy Star, Dec. 14, 2009

Sandy Hansen knows what it feels like to be at rock bottom; she’s been there. But with a little determination, lessons learned the hard way and a good team of supporters, Sandy and her business have made it back on solid ground.”

BUSINESS: Sandy Hansen
Central Minnesota Women, October/November 2009

Sandy learned her business was in danger of bankruptcy if something didn’t happen quickly. If she wanted to keep her house, and the business, she needed to take the helm and steer quickly away from the deep waters of debt.”

It’s time to commit to healthful life written by Sandy Hansen
St. Cloud Times, Dec. 29, 2008

“The upcoming year end is a time when many of us reflect on accomplishments of the past year. It is also a time when we look forward to a new year and vow to make resolutions to improve our lives.”

For this woman, life isn’t business as usual
St. Cloud Times, Jan. 27, 2008

“She uses her mornings to think about the day ahead, reflect on life, and thank God for all she has, despite all she has lost.”


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