Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture

IWCA Series: Leona Staples

August 23, 2021
By Stefanie Croley Avatar photo

Leona Staples, president of The Jungle Farm in Red Deer, Alta., is passionate about sharing the story of agriculture with everyone she meets. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Staples, along with her husband and three sons, would host more than 5,000 students through educational experiences, offering students unforgettable knowledge about how food is produced.

Stefanie Croley, editorial director, agriculture, chats with Staples in this interview about the importance of creating connections between producers and consumers, and the struggle to balance motherhood and career, while still fulfilling your dreams.

IWCA is a program created by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media, designed to recognize women who make a difference in Canada’s ag industry and provide them with a platform to share their knowledge, triumphs and advice.

Stay tuned as we bring you the rest of our 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture. Never miss an episode by subscribing to AgAnnex Talks on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Special thanks to Bayer Crop Science, platinum sponsor of the 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture program.