When I was a co-op student in high school, my employer led a training program developed around the principles employed at the Seattle Fish Market. One of the key messages was “Choose your attitude”, and when I left that role, she presented me with a gift, a framed image of a water droplet and ripples. The message read, ”Attitude: a little thing that makes a big difference." The Happiness Advantage can be summed up in that one word too. If you need proof it’s worth changing, t
This blog post was written by Anna Roberts, who won a free registration to the Advancing Women in Ag conference with her entry about why women need a voice in agriculture. A brief prologue; Hi, my name is Anna. I am an Ontarian, a parent, and an avid ‘let’s try this’-er. I am also a farmer.
Oh…and I’m a woman! A few weeks ago I had the extreme privilege to be invited to attend the Advancing Women in Ag Eastern Conference in Toronto, and was included within an inspiring group
Recently, I saw a TV ad prompting Canadians to vote in the upcoming election. Voting is a right, a privilege and a responsibility. Not a time for apathy! For Canadian women, voting is a right that had to be won. Pioneer trailblazers, like Nellie McClung, worked to gain the voting right in 1918 and the right to stand for the House of Commons in 1919. Networking continued to be important as they worked to achieve the recognition, in 1929, that allowed women to be appointed to t
Mary Ann is a co-owner/operator of her family's dairy farm. What a great time of year to celebrate Ontario Agriculture. Many people may be unaware that October 5-11, 2015 is Ontario Agriculture Week but I can guarantee that they are celebrating in their day-to-day lives. Grocery stores are full of local Ontario produce, drive through the country and you can see the crops being harvested, and local fall fairs are in full-swing celebrating all that agriculture has to offer. Fal