Public Speaking

Stories of Inspiration are a crowd favorite and telling them comes naturally for Aaron!

Raised on a grain and livestock farm located just a stones' throw south of West Bend, Iowa, Aaron took to public speaking at an early age (he was always the first to volunteer to share stories with the class as a youngster!) and graduated from UNI (University of Nothing Impossible, Cedar Falls, Iowa!) with degrees in communications, public relations and journalism. While at UNI, Aaron also served as executive editor of the Northern Iowan and Vice President of the UNI Student Government.

Aaron’s living proof that if you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life! He’s combined his respect for farmers, passion for agriculture and skills in writing and public speaking to serve as an agricultural communicator for almost three decades. After graduating from UNI, Aaron served a year as copy editor at Spokesman Press, Inc. Grundy Center, Iowa, before joining the Iowa Farm Bureau Federations communications team in West Des Moines. In 2010, he was named Director Communications & External Relations for the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

As an agricultural communicator, Aaron has had the opportunity to deliver hundreds of presentations to organizations and groups of all sizes and for all occasions. From personal experiences, observations made during international travel and one-on-one conversations with dozens of notable Iowans (including university presidents, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and executive directors of nationally-respected associations and foundations), Aaron delights crowds small and large and on all kinds of topics!

Combining relevant stories, stunning visuals, good, clean humor and audience participation, Aaron weaves together fun, engaging and memorable entertainment perfect and appropriate for all audiences!

Add some stories of inspiration and empowerment to your private business or corporate event, chamber banquet, anniversary dinner or awards ceremony.

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A speaker for all occasions and audiences — Aaron welcomes the opportunity to entertain, inform and engage at your next event! For more details, give Aaron a call at 515-975-4168 or  complete this contact form !

A speaker for all occasions and audiences — Aaron welcomes the opportunity to entertain, inform and engage at your next event! For more details, give Aaron a call at 515-975-4168 or complete this contact form!

“We had Aaron Putze speak to our customers, suppliers and vendor partners as part of our customer appreciation event. We gave him the difficult task of weaving in themes around renewable fuels, trade issues and the Iowa State Fair. Aaron took time ahead of the presentation to understand our audience and customize his remarks so they would be spot on with the audience. He engaged the crowd with wonderful stories, comedy at just the right time, and insight from both his industry work as well as his book “You Are Destined For Greatness.” He tied in how the lessons from the book applied to our industry and could motivate our actions for the year ahead. Attendees remarked following our event that Aaron’s speech was a highlight of the event for them.” – Troy Shoen, Sr. Manager of Marketing, Renewable Energy Group (Aug. 16, 2019)

Aaron: Thank you so much for sharing your time, passion and unique perspective with our class! We appreciate the tidbits that we walked away with, especially to be passionate about something in our lives and to be so appreciative of the farming culture that so defines Iowa and feeds the world.
— Leadership Iowa Class 2016-17
Thank you again for speaking at the PRSA conference. It always amazes me how those outside of the agriculture industry are so disconnected from the farm. I think your session provided insight on the struggle of agricultural communications to PR pros who work with non-ag clients. Your advocating for the industry is definitely appreciated.
— Rachel Lium, Content Developer, Two Rivers Marketing
Thank you very much for making time to speak to Leadership Iowa in Ottumwa. You are not only entertaining, but also deliver a great message. I meant it when I said you were ‘back by popular demand.’ Your support of Leadership Iowa is much appreciated!
— Kay Snyder, Iowa Area Development Group
The New Hampton FFA and the New Hampton School District sincerely appreciate Aaron Putze scheduling an educational presentation to the New Hampton High School Student Body. There were over 350 students and adults in the gymnasium that he captivated for 30 minutes. He brought a moving, motivational and educational topic to the students that all of us think very little about until after his presentation. I think eating a meal will have a different thought process for many students for a long time.
— James Russ, New Hampton Agricultural Education Instructor and Sarah Updegraff, New Hampton High School Principal
Aaron, I am beyond ecstatic and grateful for you and Chuck (Long) for the time you spent with the Ankeny Leadership Institute. I will recommend you to everyone I speak with for their events, luncheons, and occasions.
Thank you for all of the time you spend making our communities better.
— Renee Murphy, Chair, Ankeny Leadership Institute (2019)