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August 6, 2019 • AWCA: A chance to re-energize

Rural Roots: “The first time Dana Sachvie attended an Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference she was amazed by the number of women there were to network with at the event.

The Senior Administrative Assistant at Cargill says she came back from the first event feeling energized and empowered, which has brought her back multiple times since.

Five times to be exact.

“I look forward to it every year and the content and speakers change every time and even when speakers have returned, the content has evolved and has been relevant and updated to current times,” says Sachvie.”

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May 8, 2019 • Yukon farmer, Krista Roske of Sunnyside Farm attends AWC and takes away more than practical ideas to improve their farm business (Page 7)

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April 23, 2019 • More women are dumping lucrative careers to move into the demanding world of farming

Financial Post: “After a successful 33-year professional career in festival event management in Victoria, Ramona Froehle-Schacht decided 12 years ago it was time to pursue a different path. Now, she’s the proud owner of SOL Farm, a five-acre property in North Cowichan, B.C., where she spends her day nurturing her crops of pickling cucumbers, bouquet flowers, tomatoes and berries.

An avid gardener all her life, she considers growing food to be something “basic and magical. But to take a productive plant and harvest and sell it involves a tremendous amount of work and knowledge…”

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April 3, 2019 • Meet Dianne Finstad, AWC’s long time Master of Ceremonies

Farm Marketer: Dianne Finstad is a media legend. She is well known as an agriculture reporter, an award-winning host of two shows, a freelance writer, and the host at many rodeo events.

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