Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2020
October 20, 2021 at
We created IWCA to help identify and promote women across the diverse agriculture industry. Women are actively farming, providing animal health and nutrition services to farming operations, or leading sales, agronomy, research and marketing teams more than ever before. Our goal is to spotlight six influential and innovative women, sharing their stories, achievements, challenges and wisdom with the industry through our agricultural brands: Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager and Fruit & Vegetable.
On DemandSpeaker The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Government of Canada
Message from the Minister
Leadership Panel Discussion
Moderator: Darlene McBain, manager of industry relations, Farm Credit Canada
Communication and Networking Panel Discussion
Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm
1:45 pm to 2:25 pmSpeakers:
Balance Panel Discussion
Laura Van Eerd
Trish Jordan, Bayer
On DEMANDSpeaker: Bethany Deshpande, CEO, SomaDetect
Q&A: Bethany Deshpande
On DemandSpeaker: Emily Potter, executive director of Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance (NOFIA)
Q&A: Emily Potter
On DEMANDSpeaker: Karen Schwean-Lardner, associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan
Q&A: Karen Schwean-Lardner
On DEMANDSpeaker: Himadry Singh, marketing coordinator
Q&A: Himadry Singh
On DemandSpeaker: Jennifer Forde
Q&A: Jennifer Forde
From our sponsors
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Frequently Asked Questions About Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2020
When & Where?Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2020 will take place virtually on October 20, 2021 at 12:00pm ET.
Join us from wherever you’re most comfortable!
Why Virtual?The inaugural IWCA summit took place virtually in 2020. Since then, attendees from around the world have noted how much they enjoyed the flexibility, informal, affordable and safe environment the summit offers.
Sponsorship OpportunitiesTo participate in the event as a summit sponsor, please reach out to Michelle Bertholet
How do I access?We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of the event. If you don’t see the link, please check your junk folder.
Still unable to locate the email? Contact Tara Jacobs.