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September 17, 2018

Never stop learning is a fairly popular slogan, and one that in the internet age you can't help but live by (thank you Wikipedia)! But when it comes to professional growth, sometimes it requires more planning and often a serious financial commitment. Professional devel...

March 27, 2018

Sandra Vos grew up in Toronto but found her passion in a second career: farming.

March 9, 2018

In honour of International Women’s Day, I reached out to my network, asking them for book recommendations written by female authors. I was looking for books that left the reader inspired, or critically examining their roles, their society or the world. I hope this litt...

January 18, 2018

2018 has arrived, a toddling new year with all the potential in the world heaped up like a snowbank. The baggage of last year has unfortunately arrived with it, like tweets goading North Korea and all the to-dos you had on the other side of that midnight countdown. But...

December 6, 2017

Sara Mann is working in a niche area of research, but one that is critical to the Canadian agriculture industry. An associate professor at the University of Guelph in the College of Business and Economics, Sara not only studies rural and agricultural human resource pro...

November 28, 2017

Mary Robinson has deep roots in agriculture, so it’s no surprise that outside of her work in her family ag business she’s dedicating her time to making the whole industry more robust.

A sixth generation on her family’s farm operation, and third in their agribusiness, Ma...

April 11, 2017

As well as being  Press Secretary to the Ontario Minister of Agriculture Jeff Leal, Christina is a also a  member of the AWN leadership team. You can contact her on twitter @CCrowleyArklie and you can also follow her blog The Passionate Voice

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March 3, 2017

Nicole Rogers story begins the way many of ours do. Raised on a farm in Ayr, Ontario, her family was very involved in the agriculture industry, as generations of their family had been before them. Nicole’s career path, however, would take her far afield from Southweste...

February 7, 2017

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your career path.

I grew up in a very large blended family on the outskirts of Strathroy. Both of my parents operated small businesses my father being a home builder and my mother owning a daycare centre, as well as eventually ope...

January 16, 2017

In 2013 Jen Christie realized there was a gap in the Canadian agriculture sector for women’s professional growth and decided to do something about it by helping found the Ag Women’s Network. Jen shares about her own career path and lessons she has learned, as well as h...

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