Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture


Virtual Event
Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2022
October 18, 2022 at 12:00pm ET

Since 2020, the agriculture publications at Annex Business Media have celebrated the achievements of women in Canada’s agriculture industry through the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) program.

This year, seven IWCA honourees were chosen by our team. On Oct. 18, they came together virtually along with other prominent trailblazers in agriculture to share their experiences, life lessons and more for the 2022 IWCA Summit.

Schedule

On DEMAND VIDEO
Welcome/opening remarks: Message from the Minister

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

On DEMAND VIDEO
Communication panel discussion

Speakers
  • Valerie Carney, Poultry Innovation Partnership
  • Christine Noronha, entomologist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Karen Tanino, professor of plant sciences, University of Saskatchewan
Moderator:
  • Crystal Mackay, CEO, Loft32

On DEMAND VIDEO
Keynote

Featuring
Megz Reynolds, executive director, Do More Ag Foundation

1:05 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Break

On DEMAND VIDEO
Balance panel discussion

Speakers
  • Lisa Mumm, Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds
  • Lana Shaw, research manager, South East Research Farm
  • Heather Watson, executive director, Farm Management Canada
Moderator:
  • Andrea McKenna, executive director, East Prince Agri-Environment Association

On DEMAND VIDEO
Leadership panel discussion

Speakers
  • Mary Ruth McDonald, professor and research program director, University of Guelph
  • Rachel Plett, chicken farmer and field services technician, Manitoba Chicken Producers
  • Kate Sanford Mitchell, global director, portfolio marketing, Acadian Seaplants
Moderator:
  • Peggy Brekveld, president, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

On DEMAND VIDEO SPONSORED
Empowering women and working together with Heather Broughton

Agri-Food Management Excellence’s Heather Broughton discusses how she came into the agriculture world, how she uses her unique skillsets to solve problems and how organizations like WEKH are working to identify gaps and empower women.

On DEMAND VIDEO SPONSORED
Taking risks and gaining confidence with Carmen Holding

Bayer’s Carmen Holding discusses her career journey – what’s made her feel good as one of the only women in a boardroom, where she’s found support throughout her career and what “stretches” and risks she’s taken over the years.

On DEMAND VIDEO SPONSORED
Learning, growing and the value of vulnerability with Candace Hill

Farm Credit Canada's Candace Hill discusses learning the value of authenticity, vulnerability and ignoring her inner critic in connecting with others over the course of her 20+ year career in Canadian agriculture.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2022


When & Where?

Influential Women in Agriculture Summit 2022 will take place virtually on October 18, 2022 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.