June 29, 2016

Christina (Couture) FitzGibbon is a member of the Ag Women’s Network leadership team. She found a fantastic professional fit in agriculture, and she’s embraced new opportunities to expand her network and contribute to the industry. She shares with us some advice that s...

June 23, 2016

Joyce Stein still remembers her father’s prophetic words as she recalls her venture into full-time agriculture.

Overwhelming, fun, daunting, awesome and a dream come true. A few simple words that could represent a lot of things but in this case they’re how hog producer...

June 21, 2016

Mentorship. It can be an intimidating word for some and it evokes a pile of questions for many. What is a mentor? Do I need a mentor? How do I find a mentor? Can I be a mentor? What do I ask a mentor?

It was some of these questions the Ag Women’s Network sought to answe...

June 19, 2016

Today is a special day for celebrating Dads.  Every year leading up to father’s day, I find myself in the same bind – frantically scanning the card section at a retail outlet for a nice father’s day card to give to my dad.  I scan through the plethora of images of base...

June 16, 2016

This post is the second in a series of 3 member profile highlighting Western Canadian Women. Thank you to Jesse Williams for putting this beautiful series together highlighting ranching women in western Canada. If you liked these posts, please check out Jesse’s persona...

June 9, 2016

Come and join the AWN for our first speed mentoring event in Guelph June 16th.
Networking, food, drinks and of course the chance to set down with industry leaders and gain insight and perspective into their career paths.


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June 9, 2016

After graduating with a B.A. from Trent University, Nadine Gill took some time to work on a sow operation in Ohio with her father. It was there she realized her connection with pigs, and her rekindled interest in agriculture. She now works for the Ontario Federation of...

June 9, 2016

Warning, by reading this blog I claim no responsibility for the cravings your feel or the money you may spend at a local market this week. Topic may be sensitive to some readers and cause hunger pangs or drooling.

It’s local food week! So what? Why should we c...

June 3, 2016

Romy Schill had to step in when her husband got hurt, then found taking on the role full-time made a lot of sense

When I ask Romy Schill what her primary role on the farm is, her answer is simple and perhaps somewhat obvious. “I’m a farmer,” she tells me and leaves it a...

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