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Coverage on AWC WEST 2019

March 16, 2019 • Federal Ag Minister attends AWC West 2019

High River Online: “Farmers and members of the agriculture industry are keeping a close eye on China following the Country’s recent decision to stop importing canola from Canadian agribusiness, Richardson International.

Richardson canola shipments to China came to a halt after China raised concern about pest, or weeds, they believe to have found in the canola shipments…”

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March 15, 2019 • AWC Challenges people to get out of their day to day routines

High River Online: “The Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Calgary this week drew a crowd of over 400 women from all aspects of the industry.

On Monday, March 11, Catalyst CEO and Partner, Terri Holowath who lives near Cayley, taught a workshop about owning your role as a leader in agriculture.”

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March 15, 2019 • AWC West 2019 “A really rewarding experience.”

Rural Roots: “Advancing Ag’s Marissa Gehlert and Isabelle Thibout talk about the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Calgary.

The inspiration they have drawn from it, why they encourage others to attend the conference in the future and how it has helped their careers.

They also speak about their program, Advancing Ag – Future Leaders Program, and why people should be applying for it.

The deadline to apply to be a part of the Advancing Ag – Future Leaders Program is March 29.”

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March 14, 2019 • Announcement at Advancing Women Conference on Loan for Women Entrepreneurs

Farms.com: “Canada’s newly appointed Agriculture Minister ventured into downtown Calgary this week to highlight the government’s commitment to supporting women in agriculture.

Marie-Claude Bibeau, who is also the country’s first female Agriculture Minister, announced Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) new Women Entrepreneur program at the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference on Tuesday, March 12…”

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March 13, 2019 • Canada’s Agriculture Minister makes announcement at AWC West 2019

High River Online: “Canada’s newly appointed Agriculture Minister ventured into downtown Calgary this week to highlight the government’s commitment to supporting women in agriculture.

Marie-Claude Bibeau, who is also the country’s first female Agriculture Minister, announced Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) new Women Entrepreneur program at the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference on Tuesday, March 12.”

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February 26, 2019 • Erin Romeo says to Celebrate and Stop Talking

Germination: “The annual Advancing Women in Agriculture western conference is set to take place in Calgary March 11-12.

Erin Romeo, national Dekalb marketing lead for Bayer Canada’s Crop Science Division, will be part of a panel of women discussing both sides of maternity leave — how to plan for success for those planning a maternity leave and employers who have women leaving on maternity leave…”

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February 20, 2019 • The evolving role of women in agriculture

Grainews: “Tamara Carter urges farmwomen to be true to themselves. Know your strengths and then have the patience and persistence to pursue your goals. Have the confidence to sometimes step outside of your comfort zone and go for it.

Those are some of the qualities Carter applied herself over a 25-year career of learning the agriculture business in southern Saskatchewan…”

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February 20, 2019 • In this video, a reporter from Rural Roots Canada speaks with two women about the power of gathering together for inspiration, learning and networking at the Advancing Women in Agriculture conferences

Rural Roots Canada: “The first time I went to the event, the best part of it was being in a room with 500 women who are excited about being in agriculture. I’d never experienced that before. The vibe in the room. It’s primary producers, life sciences companies…all excited about agriculture. You can feel a little lonely as a woman in agriculture if you don’t get off the farm too much. But there? WOW, I found my tribe!” – Allison Ammeter, Alberta Pulse Growers

February 7, 2019 • Allison Ammeter, speaker at the upcoming AWC WEST 2019 says she has always found men to be extremely supportive of her work

Grainews: Allison Ammeter may not have a Class 1 driver’s licence, but put her in front of microphone and she can comfortably cover a lot of ground.

The central Alberta farmer says at one time she was dogged by the notion “to be a real farmer you needed a Class 1 drivers licence” and be able to drive a multi-axle grain truck. More than 30 years down the road on their family farm near Red Deer, she still doesn’t have her Class 1. But she realized at some point that holding a Class 1 certainly wasn’t the be-all or end-all to making a contribution to the family farm or the agriculture industry.

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January 11, 2019 • Women in agriculture say barriers to equality persist

Manitoba Cooperator: A 17-country study conducted by Corteva Agriscience shows most respondents report progress toward gender equality, but cite key actions needed to remove obstacles for full participation in agriculture.

“Women farmers worldwide say they’re making progress when it comes to achieving gender equality, but they also don’t expect full equality to come any time soon.

In fact, it could be decades away, with widespread gender discrimination persisting that also poses obstacles to their ability to help feed the world, respondents told the Global Women in Agriculture, study, done over five continents and released by Corteva Agriscience, agricultural division of DowDuPont…”

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December 31, 2018 • The times are finally changing for women in agriculture

Alberta Farmer Express: “Changing attitudes and support networks are allowing women to forge a new path in a male-dominated sector. Women have always been an important part of family farms — but over the past 15 years, their roles have evolved, both on the farm and in the agriculture industry as a whole …”

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December 2018 • Focus on the Women in Canadian Agriculture

Media Planet: Diversity in agriculture is often underdiscussed – see how one group is helping women become leaders in the field.

“With a career in Canadian agriculture spanning 40 years, Iris Meck knows firsthand the unique challenges women face in the industry. She’s also a staunch advocate for making the abundance of opportunities for women in the industry more mainstream…”

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December 12, 2018 • Impact Farming Show – Candace Hill – Leadership & Long Runs

Farm Marketer: On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Candace Hill to discuss Leadership and Long Runs and how this is very similar to farming.

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December 5, 2018 • Impact Farming Show – Sheri Griffiths – Working with your Banker

Farm Marketer: On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Sheri Griffiths to discuss working with your banker.

For farmers, borrowing money is one of the biggest parts of farming. These days, you do not get far without borrowing money…

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November 30, 2018 • AT AWC Candace Hill shared her insights on leadership

November  30, 2018  AT AWC Candace Hill shared her insights on leadership—watch her AWC video presentation here and check out the recent article from Progressive Dairyman here.

November 28, 2018 • Impact Farming Show – Julie Gunlock – Modern Agriculture in the culture of alarmism

Farm Marketer: On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Julie Gunlock to discuss modern agriculture in the culture of alarmism.

The culture of alarmism is an unending and relentless drumbeat that everything sold in the grocery store, every piece of food out there is going to kill you or harm your family and a lot of it is tied to a lack of understanding of the modern food system. We are seeing more and more fear-based messaging and questionable marketing going on.

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