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JoAnn Dawson offers four entertaining  and educational PowerPoint presentations for agri-tourism, farm bureaus, equine programs, 4-H and FFA, women in agriculture, learning institutions and others.


​Bed, Breakfast & Beyond: 20 Years of Kooky Guests, Gentle Ghosts, and Horses in Between

In September of 1998, Ted & JoAnn Dawson purchased a horse farm in rural Maryland to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning a bed & breakfast. Little did they know what lay ahead!


Based on her book of the same title, JoAnn relates 20 years of hilarious tales, impossible renovations, strange guests, spooky encounters and heart-stopping horse adventures.

Click here to read an endorsement from Karen Chapman, Public Relations Director of the McFaddin Ward House.

Ted & JoAn Dawson


Thinking Outside the Box Stall: 

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Getting a Real Job

Ted and JoAnn join forces to offer suggestions from their own successful agri-business endeavors.  Humorous, enlightening and inspirational.  In one hour or less, the Dawsons will explain:

  • Who they are

  • Where they are from

  • What they do

  • Why they do it

  • How they do it

And most importantly, how you can use their Top Ten ideas in your own life and/or business!

JoAnn S. Dawson, Speaker



Success in 20 Words or Less

JoAnn uses examples from her own life journey in this motivational speech, aimed at middle school through high school students. She offers inspiration for succeeding in the workplace and in life using words all beginning with IN, such as:

  • Intelligent

  • Informed

  • Industrious

  • Inspirational

  • Innovation

  • Initiative

  • Indispensabl, and more!




Happy Reading & Riding

Based on her series of five award winning Lucky Foot books, JoAnn’s “author talk”  encourages reading, writing and responsibility for ages 8-13.   She relates stories of her adventures growing up on horseback and explains:

  • The writing process an author goes through

  • Writing tips

  • A short reading from the books

  • Q & A period

  • A visit with Butterscotch, a pony from JoAnn’s stable!

JoAnn S. Dawson, Happy Reading & Riding
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