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December 13, 2017

Le francais suit.

Jeannine Messier has been a farmer and entrepreneur in the Montérégie region of Quebec for the last 30 years. She has an active role in her family, her community, municipal government, and as an advocate for women in agriculture in Quebec. She is curre...

November 8, 2017

An important conversation was started by a tweet recently  and expanded upon in an op-ed in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

The tweet many people responded strongly to stated, “in #ag, 80-100% of our organizations are led by white, grey-haired men. We need those m...

October 20, 2017

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Gender Wage Gap. With the current rate of change staying equal, the World Economic Forum estimates the global gender wage gap won’t be closed for another 170 years. No one has ever accused me of being patient but I don’t think I’m a...

October 17, 2017

Is it 85 cents that women make compared to every dollar men make? Or is it 79 cents? Is that for full time work? What about education and hours worked?  

Understanding the gender wage gap can sometimes feel like you need an advanced degree in economics. Combine tha...

July 11, 2017

Many women choose to use “farmer’s wife” to describe themselves, their lifestyle and often their additional responsibilities. But what’s the difference between a farmer’s wife and a farmer? If these women have farming responsibilities, why aren’t they farmers?

Interesti...

December 15, 2016

Earlier this week, an article appeared on CBC about women in agriculture, featuring a fellow enthusiastic women in agriculture and Ag Women Network member, Amanda Brodhagen. The piece couldn’t have come at a more opportune time with the focus we are trying to highlight...

September 17, 2016

Listening to Courtney Denard’s recent interview on Wendall Schumm and Christine Eisler’s podcast “Come Over Here & Say That”, I found myself smiling when Courtney said, “I don’t think there’s any point sitting around and bitching for four hours and then no one does any...

September 14, 2016

True stories about women in agriculture and their experiences with sexism, discrimination and just plain rudeness.

Late in August, our fearless Chair was asked to present to Pioneer regarding the role of women in agriculture and wanted to get some examples of unconsciou...

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