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January 17, 2020

J.J. Hartley had to leave agriculture in order to find the path back

J.J. Hartley’s loves the dairy industry, has a passion for rock climbing and is gently creating gender-neutral space within agriculture.

Hartley’s journey from a Saskatchewan family with a history in be...

December 3, 2019

The farmers she interviews for her books share details of their lives, farms, and families

The role of women on the farm is constantly evolving, often moving away from traditional roles into a modern hybrid.

“Just like there's no one right way to be a farmer, there's no...

November 15, 2019

Growing up, I was very fortunate to be given experiences in my life that helped to develop into the individual who I am today.

I played sports, where I learned the importance of teamwork and leadership. I participated in the fair ambassador program, where I developed se...

 A how to on leading and collaborating when you’re not the boss

In June 2018, I was on maternity leave from my Marketing Communications role at Bayer. My phone rang and, like most people, I never actually answer the phone when it rings. I don’t usually check voicemails...

October 4, 2019

For Ashleigh Weeden, agriculture has always felt like a second cousin once removed.

She didn't grow up on a farm but her mom and dad both came from family farms so she always had a knowing of and access to the agriculture community.

As an only child, Ashleigh had a very...

July 30, 2019

Candace Hill is the manager of brand planning and execution at Farm Credit Canada

Candace Hill is on a journey of self-discovery.

The manager of brand planning and execution at Farm Credit Canada says she’s coming off a year of “fascinating perspective” that’s led her to...

May 15, 2019

Melanie Epp covers stories on food and farming all over the world

Melanie Epp has had a deep passion for writing since she was a child.

She started by crafting stories at a young age and even created her own magazine with her sister in the late 1980s.

When it came time to...

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 – The Ag Women’s Network (AWN) is excited to partner with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) to deliver this year’s mentorship program for Ontario women in agriculture.

Ten women have been selected and matched with mentors through the 2019 application process. Mentors...

April 9, 2019

Whether driving a livestock truck or guiding a board of directors, Christine Schoonderwoerd is paving the way for women in ag

Christine Schoonderwoerd is a farmer and mom of four who's also a professional in the Ontario agriculture industry.

In her spare time, if that's...

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