Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture

Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2020
October 20, 2021 at 12:00pm ET

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 Demand
Message from the Minister

Speaker The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Government of Canada

Leadership Panel Discussion

Peggy Brekveld
Gillian Flies
Michele Rogalsky

Moderator: Darlene McBain, manager of industry relations, Farm Credit Canada

Communication and Networking Panel Discussion

Kristen Phillips
Karen Schuett
Jennifer Forde

Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm

1:45 pm to 2:25 pm
Balance Panel Discussion

Barbara Cade-Menun
Laura Van Eerd

Trish Jordan, Bayer

Q&A: Bethany Deshpande

Speaker: Bethany Deshpande, CEO, SomaDetect

On Demand
Q&A: Emily Potter

Speaker: Emily Potter, executive director of Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance (NOFIA)

Q&A: Karen Schwean-Lardner

Speaker: Karen Schwean-Lardner, associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan

Q&A: Himadry Singh

Speaker: Himadry Singh, marketing coordinator

On Demand
Q&A: Jennifer Forde

Speaker: Jennifer Forde

From our sponsors

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 Opportunities

To 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.