Farming is a challenging vocation, but for women it’s an even tougher row to hoe. Results from a University of Guelph study show that female farmers in Ontario feel they have a hard time being accepted by the farm community, particularly in producer groups. And they’d like to change that. Hopefully, the appointment of Canada’s first female agriculture minister, and election of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s first female president will put old attitudes out to pasture and provide the industry with new role models of success. Read more …
About The Author
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.