Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture

Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2021
October 19, 2021 at 12:00pm ET

Managing creatively and accommodating unique needs

Candy Keith is the lead technician at the University of Guelph-Ontario Crop Research Station in New Liskeard, where she oversees both the Superior Plant Upgrading and Distribution (“SPUD”) Unit as well as the horticulture unit. Besides managing aspects of the facilities itself, Candy also manages one of the most valuable assets: the people. Heading a predominantly female team with limited resources, Candy shares the challenges and opportunities she’s learned from over the years, including planning around child and elder care, keeping a healthy team dynamic, promoting colleague mental health and wellness and more.