December 22, 2016

Krista Hulshof has turned a niche into her career. She’s a self-described “agritect” serving rural and agricultural businesses in designing beautiful and sustainable buildings. As well as running her own architecture business, she and her husband are busy raising two y...

December 22, 2016

Jessica Kelly is the Direct Farm Marketing Program Lead with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and owns a sow operation with her husband in Perth County. She readjusting to life because she recently went on maternity leave with her first child...

December 22, 2016

Aubrie Mowat works for a commodity marketing and handling company, which seems like a good fit considering she grew up in a family that owns and operates a grain elevator. She’s just starting her career and it hasn’t always been easy to find her place in a male dominat...

December 22, 2016

Living in downtown Calgary directly across from Stampede grounds, I look forward to the ten days of Stampede every year – it’s a fantastic kick-off to summer.

This year was no different, I enjoyed corporate events, the rodeo, a pancake breakfast or two, the fireworks an...

December 22, 2016

Because it’s 2016, Canadians are recognizing 100 years of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Canada.  Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp.  The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women will be celebrating this milestone at their upcoming national conve...

December 22, 2016

With no opportunity to transition into the family farm, Janet Chapman chartered her own route

By Courtney Denard

Ag Women’s Network

Growing up, Janet Chapman, the daughter of a dairy farmer, wasn’t encouraged to go into farming.

As the only girl in a family of four, Janet...

December 15, 2016

Earlier this week, an article appeared on CBC about women in agriculture, featuring a fellow enthusiastic women in agriculture and Ag Women Network member, Amanda Brodhagen. The piece couldn’t have come at a more opportune time with the focus we are trying to highlight...

December 10, 2016

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” J.K. Rowling

This week, we asked several people to answer the question, how can we make the agricultural industry more inclusive? Here they’ve shared their ideas fr...

December 8, 2016

Agriculture is moving into some exciting spaces. Consumers are interested in what they’re eating, science and technology are advancing, and food, fibre, fuel and feed will never be unnecessary. Just because it’s exciting however, doesn’t mean there aren’t hurdles along...

December 7, 2016

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” J.K. Rowling

I hope you’re not sick of J.K.’s wisdom yet!

At a recent family dinner, we were discussing whether I would change my last n...

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