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‘Gender equality is not about separating men and women. It is standing up for the excellence of each other so each may contribute in the way in which they were gifted.' – Brenda Schoepp

Is it true Daddy? The sad truth about gender equality

Whether it’s pay, discounts on farm supplies, or career advancement, women are not equal with men

Reading Time: 3 minutes A little girl asks her father, ‘Daddy is it true I am worth less than my brother? Is it true that he will earn more than me, get better deals, and have easier access to money even if I am educated? Why?’ When a little girl is born with all her beauty and possibilities, she […] Read more

Dianne Finstad hosts the Women Talk panel. Left to right: Sandy Hansen-Wolff, Elysia Vandenhurk, 
Natasha Vandenhurk, Leona Dargis and Jennifer Christie. 

A ‘celebration’ of women in agriculture

About 560 women — two-thirds of them farmers — attended the Advancing Women conference

Reading Time: 3 minutes They came from every province in Canada and five American states. They cheered, laughed, cried, tweeted, talked and networked. About 560 women — two-thirds of them farmers — filled the banquet halls of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Advancing Women conference at the end of March. Now in its third year, the two-day conference […] Read more