Perth County Farmer Wants to Get Veggies Back on Our Table

From the time we are kids, it seems we are being nagged to eat our veggies. Unlike their mouthwatering, sweeter fruit siblings, veggies tend to lack appeal in our diets. By some accounts our overly numb tastebuds, thanks to Dr. Pepper and Doritos, find they lack flavour and unfortunately, they're also somewhat inconvenient to prepare. Lacking both the …

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Be Unapologetic and Uncompromising in the Fight for Equality

Samantha Nutt has worked with people around the world who have endured the worst atrocities imaginable, often times they are women and children. Her poignant stories spark compassion while she challenges women to think beyond themselves when it comes to equality. There are huge, structural issues in the world deserving of attention, individually and by governments through foreign policy. This is true feminism and we owe it to the worlds' most vulnerable women.

A sit-down with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Premier is Sincere, but Can #Ontag Connect With Queen’s Park?

If you had 30 minutes to sit down with the leader of your country's most populous province, what would you say? When I was invited to meet with the Premier last week, there were no shortage of people with  suggestions about what I should tell her. Nothing that would've warranted much conversation I suspect and been …

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Forget Gender Equality, Time to Change Old Boys Culture in Agriculture

To the Editor, Ontario Farmer   It was with great interest I read Marin MacNamara’s January 20 op-ed, “Gender equality and agriculture.” MacNamara points out a reality that exists in many industries, yet doesn’t have a simple solution. There is no question many organizations in agriculture still have an “old boys” kind of culture that …

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2014 – Reflection, Enlightenment and Some Darn Good Travel

If I had a bucket list, this would be the year where I would have knocked several items off it. 3 "Wonders of the World" - the Taj, The Great Wall & the Grand Canyon; an EMBA and Ivey Scholar, snorkeling in the Caribbean, live-tweeting our robot start-up and commanding my own combine through harvest …

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Agriculture Glass Ceiling – Why Is it Still There?

With the latest elections, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario now have a grand total of zero women on their Board of Directors. That's right - 0. As a young woman growing up in the industry and passionate about its future, this is not just disheartening but disappointing. Women are very involved at the local level …

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