Women urged to action, make an impact

Snippet from article posted by The Western Producer (Karen Morrison):

“CALGARY — Technological advancements are making farms more female friendly.

“It’s brains over brawn today,” said Maggie Van Camp, editor of Country Guide magazine.

In her own life, automated systems in her broiler chicken operation in Ontario allow her to work off the farm.

During the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference in Calgary March 7, she reflected on the changing roles of farm women from her grandmother’s time to today.

Grandma was a teacher who milked cows three times daily but had no cheque-signing authority or no land in her name, while Van Camp’s mother managed the home front and owned some land but could not sign cheques for the farm…”

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