EAST 2018

Ag students and sponsors come together at AWC!

Two things make the AWC Student program successful:

  1. Students who are excited about starting their career path with a blast of inspiration, some great direction, and a network of leaders at their fingertips.
  2. Industry leaders who will join us in sponsoring and supporting these students and future leaders, giving them the opportunity to attend AWC and reap the benefits.

AWC matches students from agricultural degree programs across Canada with companies looking to invest in future leaders!

Students, as you prepare to cross the threshold into the working world, join us and get a head start in honing your leadership skills and building your network!

Would you like to sponsor a student to attend AWC?

Leading associations and agribusiness can take pride in supporting these young women and making this opportunity possible. That is what AWC has in store for you.

Complete Sponsor Application Form

Call us at 403-686-8407 or email

Are you a student who would like to apply for sponsorship?

If you are a student studying agriculture at a Canadian university or college and you are in your first, second, third or fourth year, and have not graduated with a degree, you are eligible to apply. Your application will be reviewed and the top students will be sponsored. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline of August 15th 2018 will be considered.

Complete Student Application Form

You can also call us at 403-686-8407 or email

Applicants + Sponsors

Abbey Taylor:

“As a young female passionate about agriculture, attending the AWC would be a dream come true for me. Meeting and networking with successful women in agriculture would encourage me that I too can succeed in this industry. I hope that by meeting women from various agriculture sectors, I will be exposed to many different career paths and find inspiration for my own future career in the industry. My goal is to be a primary producer on my family farm, and I am also interested in working in agribusiness. I know that attending this conference would open my eyes to the many possibilities that exist for women in agribusiness. Most of all, I would love to be surrounded by women who share my love of agriculture and I hope to learn as much as I can from their various experiences and pathways to success in agriculture.”
-Abbey Taylor, Associate Diploma in Agriculture, University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus

Christine Flaherty:

“As a young adult looking to make a living in the agriculture industry, I believe learning from the various impressive women at this conference could be a priceless experience. I am looking to develop a career in the nutritional sector of animal livestock but I also want to learn to be a leader in my career in order to open more doors and opportunities to myself. I think this conference could have an immediate and lasting impact on how I move forward with my education and career as a woman in agriculture.”
-Christine Flaherty, Animal Biology, University of Guelph

Hear what some of our past attending AWC students told us:

“Thank you for organizing such a fantastic conference! I am so happy that I was able to attend, it truly was inspiring and I have a whole notebook full of highlights to share with my peers! I’ve been encouraging all my girlfriends to mark AWC on their calendars!”
~Fiona J., St-Francois Xavier, MB

“Very interesting, uplifting and motivating conference that is amazing for young women who often question their decision to enter this industry. This conference smashed all doubts.”
~Melissa D., Olds, AB

“The greatest benefit of the conference? To be inspired – and I am fully! So many areas of agriculture to become involved in.”
~Brianna C., Dapp, AB

“This is a great conference, but the sponsorship for students was what allowed me to attend. Amazing! Good stories and speakers. I feel inspired to be a part of this industry.”
~Briane C., Garafraxa, ON

If you have any questions call 403-686-8407 or email