Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture

IWCA series: Valerie Carney

Dr. Valerie Carney has been one of North America’s most respected poultry science leaders for nearly two decades. Based in Edmonton as the Poultry Innovation Partnership lead, she supports excellence in research and innovation in Canada’s poultry industry. She’s also


August 21, 2022
By Bree Rody
Women in AG

Dr. Valerie Carney has been one of North America’s most respected poultry science leaders for nearly two decades. Based in Edmonton as the Poultry Innovation Partnership lead, she supports excellence in research and innovation in Canada’s poultry industry.

She’s also served in leadership roles with many provincial, national and international poultry science organizations. What’s more, she helps train the next generation of poultry specialists through her work with graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Alberta.

In this episode of AgAnnex Talks, Carney, one of the 2022 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture, speaks with Canadian Poultry editor Brett Ruffell about taking risks, her defining moment, work-life balance and the biggest challenges women in agriculture still face today.

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IWCA is a program created by the agricultural 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.

Special thanks to Bayer Crop Science, platinum sponsor of the 2022 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture program.