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May 22, 2019 • Dr. Brynn Winegard, recent AWC speaker, talks about brain tips and tricks helpful in all aspects of life
Farm Marketer: “On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Dr. Brynn Winegard to discuss “Boost Your Brain” farmer edition.
In this special interview with Dr. Brynn, she shares the brain-based tips and tricks you need to know for higher motivation, productivity, and functionality in all you do. In particular, we speak directly to the challenges that our busy and overworked farmers face on a daily and seasonal basis.”
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)
May 1, 2019 • AWC Speaker, Michelle Cederberg discusses setting goals and getting energized for success
Farm Marketer: “On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Michelle Cederberg to discuss The Success Energy Equation in Farming. For over 15 years, Michelle has been captivating audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success and live a Carpe Freakin’ Diem life. Starting out as a fitness professional, she spent so much time speaking to people one on one about their health and vitality. In order to have a more widespread impact, she decided to start public speaking where she could take her experience and message to a much larger audience…”
April 24, 2019 • AWC Workshop Facilitator, Meghan Pedros discusses building your farm brand
Farm Marketer: “Whether you’re a corporate person, a business, or a farm, your brand is so important. If you don’t build your brand, your message and mission may get lost…”
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…”
April 17, 2019 • AWC Speaker, Kellie Garrett discusses coaching for farmers
Farm Marketer: “On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Kellie Garrett, to discuss coaching for farmers.
Coaching has grown dramatically in the last few decades. You may benefit from working with a coach if you are looking to improve your leadership skills, or looking to improve your operation.
Producers and agribusinesses can hire a coach for multiple reasons. The most common scenario would be for farmers who have just expanded their staff and they want to know how they can delegate appropriately, or how they can effectively manage production.”
April 10, 2019 • Thank you to Gail Schafer and Jonathan Small for presenting “A Seat at the Table” at the recent AWC West 2019
Farm Marketer: On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Gail Schafer and Jonathan Small from Global Ag Risk Solutions, to discuss farm family business.
A seat at the farm family business table should include all men and women involved in the farming business.
Earning your spot at the table should include; knowing what you want, being ready to own the responsibility of your role, and asking to be included.
If you want to be included, having a plan is the first step. Tune in to learn how you can ensure your place at the farm family business table.
April 9, 2019 • AFSC Board Chair speaks at the recent AWC
Drumheller Online: “A diverse background of cattle buying, flying, and even taking a seat as a Dragon on Dragons’ Den, has led Jennifer Wood to the top of Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC).
Wood has been Board Chair since 2017, and is also a professional agrologist, agribusiness executive, and a cattle rancher…”
April 9, 2019 • How to get a seat at the table during succession planning with Jonathan Small at AWC West 2019
Rural Roots: Global Ag Risk Solutions’ Jonathan Small has been working with families on succession planning for over 30 years.
Small was part of a workshop at the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Calgary aimed at helping women discover what seat at the table in the farm operation they want and how they were going to achieve it.
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.
March 28, 2019 • AWC thanks Angie Fox and Maggie Van Camp for sharing their stories at the recent Calgary conference
The Western Producer: “A farm family is tied together by love and work.
When that bond is torn apart by the sudden death of a family member, the survivors are grief-stricken and the business can be thrown into upheaval.
Maggie Van Camp and Angie Fox lost their husbands in farm accidents. Maggie was 46 with three teenagers when her husband, Brian, died in 2013. Angie was 33 with four children younger than 14 when Jay died in 2011. Both men died just before Christmas and their eldest sons were with them at the time.”
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…”
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.”
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.”
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…”
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.”
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…”
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…”
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.
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…”
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 …”
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…”
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.
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…
November 30, 2018 • AT AWC Candace Hill shared her insights on leadership
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.