Amy Matheson found a disconnect and decided to speak out for her industry When Amy Matheson joined Twitter four years ago one of the first things she noticed was a huge disconnect between the farm world and everyone else. Matheson could’ve ignored this realization and carried on with her life as a dairy farmer, agriculture professional, wife and mother but that’s not her personality. You can connect with Amy on Twitter at @amyemathe Instead she decided to speak up and so bega
- Happy National Volunteer Week! 12.7 million Canadians volunteer every year in Canada This week in Canada we are celebrating national volunteer week! What an awesome thing to celebrate! According to Volunteer Canada, 12.7 million Canadians volunteer every year, giving 2 billion hours annually. That means one in three Canadians volunteer every year. Statistics Canada lists it even higher with 47% of Canadians volunteering. Stats like this give me so much hope for the future.
I am certain that at one time or another we have all asked and doubted ourselves about whether we are successful. We all WANT to be successful. But what does success really look like? Unfortunately, it’s much too easy to focus on what we haven’t accomplished and compare ourselves to the achievements of others. I turned 30 last month and this was the first year I wasn’t excited to turn yet another year older, to pass another milestone in my life. I was worried about whether
After a successful career in government communications, Lois Harris decided to step out of her comfort zone and start her own business. She’s been working as a freelance writer and editor for two years now and loves working for and with the agri-food sector. Read on to learn more about her career highs and lows and what’s she’s learned along the way. If you are interested in connecting with Lois, check out her website at loisharriswrites.com, contact her via email (WordsWork@
While last week in Ontario, we were busy relaunch the AWN logo, AWN member Krista Goranson attended Advancing Women’s Conference West 2016 with her mom. Since we couldn't make it, we asked her to write about her experience and what she took away from the conference. The Ladies! Over 560 of agriculture's finest It’s the first day of the Advancing Women’s Conference in Calgary. I feel a surge of energy during the afternoon networking break when Katy Perry’s “Roar” blares throug
AWN Event in Partnership with Purina AWN is proud to have members who represent all commodities and livestock groups... and dairy is one of them! In partnership with Purina, AWN is proud to be holding an event during next week's premier dairy event, Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, ON. Canadians are curious to know where their food comes from. And who better to tell them than the farmers who produce it? Farm & Food Care Ontario will address why it’s important to answer Canadi