July 30, 2019

Candace Hill is the manager of brand planning and execution at Farm Credit Canada

Candace Hill is on a journey of self-discovery.

The manager of brand planning and execution at Farm Credit Canada says she’s coming off a year of “fascinating perspective” that’s led her to...

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...

August 29, 2018

A few months back, we asked you for your feedback on a number of items relating to the Ag Women’s Network. This isn’t our first survey and the feedback we have received in the past continues to be reviewed and helps us select event topics and more.

This survey was impor...

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...

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 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...

August 3, 2017

Dairy farmers like Julia Booijink have many labels. Mom, wife, producer, and business owner are just a few of them. 

Julia Booijink was a woman in agriculture before the label ‘women in ag’ even existed.

At the age of 34, the dairy farmer already has a long list of accom...

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?


July 10, 2017

Before we even start on this question, we need to talk about the elephant in the room: we don’t have a standardized definition for the term “farmer”. It means very different things to different people. And after talking to many men and women (farmers and non-farmers),...

July 7, 2017

It seems like a simple question, but I’ve realized the response to “Are you a farmer?” is hella complicated for women.

When Maureen Balsillie, who coordinates this blog, asked me to write a post on why many farming women don’t use the term “farmer” to describe themselve...

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