Snippet from article posted by Western Producer Canada:
For the first time ever, all inductees to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame this year are women.
They join only five other females already among the hall’s 210 members. What’s that? Only five in the 57-year history of the hall?
It is true.
Robynne Anderson, an agriculture consultant and publisher, Patty Jones, a livestock photographer, and Jean Szkotnicki, president of the Canadian Animal Health Institute, are the three 2017 entrants. They are deserving recipients who have contributed much to the industry, as have all those named to the hall, and we congratulate them.
Considering the role women have played in agriculture since farming began, it should be commonplace to welcome women to places of particular honour in the industry.
And yet, it is not.