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Jan 9, 2018 • Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference – Video by Rural Roots
In this video by Rural Roots Canada, we hear from three women who attended the most recent Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. Listen as Tracey Shelton (Richardson International), Dianne Finstad (Master of Ceremonies AWC) and Trish Booy (BMO) talk about the benefits of attending an Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference and what they got from attending.
Dec 2017 • Milk Producer: GROWTH, SUCCESS IDEAS SHARED AT ADVANCING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE EAST CONFERENCE IN NIAGARA FALLS
Article posted by Milk Producer: “You have to decide if you want to be a family- rst business or a business- rst family,” says Jolene Brown, farmer, au- thor and agriculture champion, who was one of the guest speakers during the Advancing Women in Agriculture East conference, held in October in Niagara Falls, Ont. Brown shared the top 10 mistakes that break up family businesses, giving participants tools and ideas they could use to help their farms better incorporate the next generation into the business. Some of the items discussed were in-laws, o site family, estates, daily com- munication and important meetings. View full article >
Nov 2017 • Jolene Brown, on The Journey with Sisters in Ag
Article posted by PinkTractor.com: At the recent Advancing Women in Agriculture Conferences in Calgary and Niagara Falls, I had a chance to bring 900+ Sisters in Agriculture messages of hope, humor and help. I listened to stories and answered questions. And of course, I got to be the student, learning from other presenters and hallway interactions. I treasure both the mission of these leadership events for women in agriculture and the conversations with their extraordinary creator and event planner, Iris Meck. View full article >
Nov 21, 2017 • Sherry Lees speaks at Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference
Article posted by the Sentinel Courier: The Advancing Women in Agriculture conference is held twice annually, once in eastern Canada and again in western Can-ada, attended by women working in agriculture and agribusinesses. The intent of the conference is to empower both in the areas of hiring, retaining and advancing women in the agricultural indus-try. To date, it has been attended by around 3000 women and over 300 agribusinesses. Sherry Lees, daugh-ter of Herb and Marian Ransome of Crystal City, was a guest speaker at the conference held in Niag-ara Falls on October 30 and 31st. She is the Vice President of Finance at Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. in Winnipeg and was recommended to the conference organizers by a colleague. View full article >
Nov 20, 2017 • Hanne Nauwelaerts, AWC: A Powerful Source for Growth
Article posted by Bioenterprise: The majority of my work experience has been obtained on my family farm. Growing up and working in this environment motivated me to pursue an education in agriculture; I am currently a third-year Food and Agricultural Business student at the University of Guelph. This past summer I completed my first co-op work term as Operations Assistant at a farrow-to-finish hog operation. View full article >
Nov 6, 2017 • The top ten mistakes that break up a family business
Article posted by Family Farm Succession: Jolene Brown was one of more than a dozen industry leaders who recently spoke at the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC), which took place on Oct. 30 and 31 at the Hilton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario. View post >
Nov 6, 2017 • 2017 Advancing Women in Agriculture East
Article posted by Top Crop Manager: The 2017 Advancing Women in Agriculture East conference (AWC) took place on Oct. 30 and 31 at the Hilton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario. View post >
Oct 31, 2017 • Women: Let your voices be heard
Article posted by Progressive Dairyman: The involvement of women in agriculture isn’t new. It has probably occurred since the beginning of food cultivation. “What is new, though, is how we recognize and appreciate women’s contributions,” Krysta Harden said at the Advancing Women Conference West in Calgary, Alberta, in March. Read the full article >
Oct 16, 2017 • Young Ontario farmer credits Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference with helping her set goals
Article posted by Rural Roots Canada: “A big thing for me was goal setting being able to set smart goals and have a clear vision of where I want to be in the future and how I’m going to get there,” said Witzel. “A few of the workshops I attended were about goal setting and I certainly enjoyed them and I will use them throughout my career.” Read the full article and listen to audio >
Sep 30, 2017 • Advancing Women in Agriculture: By Laura Wiens, CAAR
Article posted by CAAR: Since it began in 2014, the AWC has seen 3,000 women attend six conferences, with approximately 450 to 600 women at each conference. Read the full article >
Sep 30, 2017 • Advancing Women in Agriculture: Germination
Article posted by Germination.ca: Erin Armstrong of Canterra Seeds: ‘How to be Heard in Seed’—’Erin Armstrong says the key to succeeding in the industry is to follow your heart, don’t be afraid of trying different things, and work to unite people.’ Read the full article >
Sep 21, 2017 • Here’s what women are saying about AWC!
Nice to hear from women who’ve been to our conference. Great feedback!
“For 150 years, women have been making valuable contributions to Canada’s agricultural industry – and Iris Meck, host of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC), is encouraging Canadians to celebrate farm women by sharing photos and stories on social media, using the hashtag #Canada150FarmWomen. Read the full article >
Aug 25, 2017 • Network and learn at the largest gathering of women in agriculture
Women from across the country who have attended an Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference tell us that this event can be life-changing. Find inspiration among your peers by joining hundreds of women in agriculture just like you. On October 30 & 31, 2017 the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference is back with leading speakers, free pre-conference workshops and many opportunities for networking.
1. Fast-track your goals by learning from others: Listen and learn from accomplished women speakers from all areas of agriculture and related businesses who share their secrets to success.
2. Influence your circle by growing your own skills: A fresh perspective not only helps your personal growth, but has a ripple effect with your business, your family and your community.
3. Open doors to new opportunities though networking: With hundreds of women in agriculture gathering together, meet women who share your passion and make new connections in your industry.
4. Feel less alone with a supporting community: Sometimes, working and living in agriculture can feel isolating when distance and time keeps you from connecting with others. Being part of a larger community of women can be so empowering.
Register online today for this event of the year!
Aug 8, 2017 • Conference rates now available for transportation to and from the Hilton Fallsview Hotel!
Conference attendees are now able to book discounted transportation from Toronto or area airports to our conference location, the Hilton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario by using Niagara AirBus. Once you have your flight booked, simply use the instructions available here to apply our special conference shuttle rate.
We can’t wait to see you in October!
Jul 28, 2017 • Ag Hall of Fame inductees a turning point for women?
Article posted by Western Producer Canada: “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. Read the full article >
Jul 10, 2017 • 150 Years of Women in Ag: How far have we really come?
Snippet from article run in the Ontario Farmer newspaper, by Courtney Denard: “While some people took their time picking their topic (the results of which you can see spread across this issue) I knew immediately I wanted to focus on women in agriculture. Read the complete article (PDF) >
Mar 13, 2017 • New project celebrates women in agriculture
Article posted by Rocky View Weekly (Jessi Gowan): “For 150 years, women have been making valuable contributions to Canada’s agricultural industry – and Iris Meck, host of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC), is encouraging Canadians to celebrate farm women by sharing photos and stories on social media, using the hashtag #Canada150FarmWomen. Read the full article >