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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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How Do You Change a Nation? Through Education, One Child at a Time

I'm so excited to share the video our EMBA group produced for the Dream School Foundation! I shared my experience visiting India with my church last night, and I talked so much I ran out of time to show the video!It was a great reminder to post it and share now that it's online. Enjoy …

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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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Making Children’s Dreams a Reality

//www.youtube.com/get_player "We are here. We are the citizens of this country; the responsibility lies on us."   If in all we experienced last week while in India, if we hadn't spent the last two days with the Dream School Foundation, we would have still had a very rounded understanding of the country, but I'm not …

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Splendour and Squalor – The Taj Mahal, Agra and Humayan’s Tomb

Standing next to the Taj Mahal. The smoke barely lifted all day.It's all I can do to keep my eyes open tonight. I had plans to write this on the plane, but folded into a window seat with no space to move, I resorted to sleeping instead. We are now in Mumbai (or Bombay as …

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This post is about passion for your dreams, agriculture and doing what you love

Before my high school prom - that awkward high school girl! Six working weeks and six assignments to go in the nearly 2 year journey which has been my Executive MBA. I've been reflecting a lot lately on what this whole experience has taught me. (The six remaining projects may actually be an indicator I'm …

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Sustainability Saturday – The Paper is Complete

FINALLY! After a lot of cutting (2000 words is not a lot), the paper is complete! Here are a few excepts. Evaluation of Ag Sustainability Global food production must double by 2050 to feed a population of 9 billion. Billions of research dollars are pouring into determining how to accomplish this incredible feat, but speculation …

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