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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...

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...

March 15, 2019

Jenna de Corte wears many hats; farmer and HR assistant are two of them

Jenna de Corte has always been known as a farm girl or the farmer’s daughter but this self-proclaimed country girl says she’s ready for more.

De Corte, who grew up on her family’s dairy and cash crop...

August 3, 2017

Dairy farmers like Julia Booijink have many labels. Mom, wife, producer, and business owner are just a few of them. 

Julia Booijink was a woman in agriculture before the label ‘women in ag’ even existed.

At the age of 34, the dairy farmer already has a long list of accom...

June 26, 2017

Amanda Jeffs began her three-year term representing Zone 5 in April

Amanda Jeffs is a dairy farmer from Stirling, a small town located in Hastings County in Eastern Ontario. 

The young woman farms full-time with her parents and brother, while also running a separate 100-...

April 16, 2017

Brenda Dwyer has made a business out of telling her farm story but says her grandmother’s example is what gave her the strength

Brenda Dwyer grew up thinking it was completely normal for a woman to be a farmer. 

Sounds like a simple enough concept but in an industry wher...

February 22, 2017

Sarah Taylor has found an untapped flower market in the farming community and in her rural neighbours

Beef farmer, florist, and DHI customer service representative are just a few of the titles Sarah Taylor can attach her name to. Wife, mother, and completely charming ar...

February 14, 2017

Sarah Taylor has found an untapped flower market in the farming community and in her rural neighbours

Beef farmer, florist, and DHI customer service representative are just a few of the titles Sarah Taylor can attach her name to. Wife, mother, and completely charming ar...

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