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Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC EAST 2019)

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Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC EAST 2019)
October 27, 28 & 29, 2019
Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Advancing Women Conference (AWC) is the premier leadership conference for women in agriculture in Canada. Over 500+ women from across Canada who are passionate about ag and the food attend each conference. Our audience includes farmers, producers, entrepreneurs, university and college students, representatives from the grower associations and their members, and corporate agribusiness representatives. We would like you to consider attending AWC with your organization representatives, producers and network stakholders in agriculture. Come and join us!

Our topics of discussion presented include the soft skills of leadership:

  • Communication – coaching, mentorship, advocacy and networking

  • Balance of life strategies and mental and physical health,

  • Financial management and independence, succession planning,

  • Building brand to name a few topics that are necessary for success.

Attend, share and participate! If you would like to be recognised as a leader in supporting women in ag, we can provide you with tremendous opportunities to promote your brand.

Visit our website and view our YouTube Channel for interviews with women who have attended!

Here are some comments from our participants:

At Cargill, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters growth and development for all our employees. The Advancing Women Conference reflects this and is a great way to accelerate the development of women at Cargill and in Canadian agriculture. Our employees return from the conference energized, motivated and excited about what they learned and the networking they were able to do. It is exciting to see women in agriculture coming together in such an engaging way and Cargill is proud to be a continuous sponsor of this event.” Jeff Vassart, President, Cargill Limited

“As a women-led agri business, King Cole Ducks values the AWC programs and its networking opportunities. Our participation in the conference has helped our senior management team as well as our next generation of agri-women learn about a wide variety of developmental opportunities that include empowerment through financial management and independence, career planning and communication. We are strong supporters of AWC as its continues to inspire and support women in a unique industry that impacts the economic well being of families, communities and our country.” Patricia Thompson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, King Cole Ducks Ltd. Ontario.

“ I will attend again next year and will definitely tell a friend because all women should take this great opportunity to network and learn”. – Kelsey W., Ethelbert, Manitoba

“ Absolutely amazing two days which has renewed my confidence in my ability to succeed in agriculture and confident in the place women hold for the future of agriculture.” – Krista R., Whitehorse, Yukon

“After attending, I felt re-energized and motivated in both my professional and personal life to have the confidence in who I am, go after what I want, step out of my comfort zone and just say “yes” when an opportunity comes my way. It is a great conference to build the “soft” skills”. – Shelagh S., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Government Funding for women farm and agri-business operators:

Applicants are eligible for Government funding assistance under the Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers Training and Consulting to attend AWC EAST 2019 as the conference relates to farm finances, enhancing business and leadership management skills and knowledge, succession planning, expansion or diversification, financial risk management, human resources and overall strengthening of farm and agri-business management practices.

Visit for more information and the application form. Join us at AWC and network with women passionate about agriculture from across Canada, learn new leadership skills and get re-energized.