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January 29, 2019

Bell Let’s Talk Day is a tough one. It is hard for me because it is a day of constant reminders; a day of reflection on my lowest moments.

My depression and anxiety first manifested when I was about 16 and has stayed with me - ebbing and flowing - throughout the years.

M...

November 15, 2016

Last fall Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton asked farmers across Canada to participate in the first-ever national mental wellness survey of those who produce our food, and had an overwhelming response! Since speaking with her last fall Dr. Jones- Bitton has had a chance to analy...

June 9, 2016

After graduating with a B.A. from Trent University, Nadine Gill took some time to work on a sow operation in Ohio with her father. It was there she realized her connection with pigs, and her rekindled interest in agriculture. She now works for the Ontario Federation of...

January 30, 2016

This week the Ag Women's Network is focusing on mental health. There has been lots of discussion on social media and in the media about ending the stigma attached to mental health, so people can find the courage to get the help they need. Canadians set a new record, wi...

January 29, 2016

Rebecca Hannam is an agricultural communications professional who also spends a lot of her time volunteering. Managing her many commitments and interests can be a struggle, but she’s working to find more balance and lessening harmful stress. She even shares with us her...

January 28, 2016

To start 2016 off in a BIG way, Ag Women’s Network held our first event of the season, but we tried something different. Considering the vast size of Ontario and just how far our ‘network’ extends with women from across Ontario, we held our first ever online event....

January 26, 2016

Up until about a year ago I had never given much thought to mental illness. I had heard the stats and read articles. While I did have friends and relatives who suffered from it and understood it - probably better than most - it had never occurred to me that it could ha...

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