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Nancy and Ray Nolan split farm and childcare chores but like many women agri-entrepreneurs, Nancy says she faces unique challenges.

Running from dawn to dusk: Women ag entrepreneurs face extra challenges

Operating a farm, raising kids, and building a business often mean there’s no time for conferences and other vital learning opportunities

At first, Kim Good didn’t really see the point of a program geared toward women agri-food entrepreneurs. “I sometimes get a little annoyed at the fact women need more programming than anybody else,” said Good, who co-owns Farm Fresh Pet Foods, which has a line of healthy dog food products made from Alberta-sourced ingredients. “I […] Read more

Women should take measures to avoid a hard landing

Planning ahead for your business is critical for when the day a crisis hits, 
or when you want to make big changes

I do a lot of flying and still to this day find the takeoff rather exciting. After 35 years of travel there has never been an incident with takeoff — but the landings have been mixed. There were quite a few times when we could not land because of weather, and times when the pilot […] Read more