March 13, 2020

As a mentorship giveback project, I decided to create a list of books which could be useful in future AWN mentorship programs. I think this list also may be helpful for others who are looking to grow in their personal and professional lives. 

As a serial reader, this l...

March 7, 2020

Making space for women at the farm association table is something Anneke Stickney is passionate about.  

Whether it’s around the kitchen table or the board table, Stickney has either balanced a baby bump or a baby on her hip for six years, while building a reputati...

January 27, 2020

One of the highlights of the 2019 AWN Mentorship Program proved to the addition of a Give Back Project completed by each mentee. 

As organizers, Amanda Peer and I started with a definition. Each mentee would be expected to complete a “....….” that would benefit the AWN...

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...

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