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The Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture is only a few short weeks away, but the stage is set for speakers from across Canada to come together to deliver an exciting, enlightening afternoon.

Tune in on Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. ET to join our incredible lineup of speakers and sessions, including:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Andrea M. Gal, Farm Management Canada

Much has been said about the experience of women in farming, but little has been measured. Andrea will share insights from groundbreaking new research that sheds light on the unique experiences of farm women while drawing on her personal experience in managing her family farm. She will discuss the challenges farm women continue to face and highlight opportunities to foster a transformative shift in the industry to empower Canada’s farm women.

COMMUNICATION PANEL: Kelly Daynard, Farm and Food Care Ontario

In her long-time role as a public trust advocate, Kelly Daynard shares meaningful stories and information with consumers to broaden their understandings of Canadian food and farming. This includes bringing people to farms both in-person and virtually. She also introduces Canadians to the people behind their food through innovative programs, and goes above and beyond her role to help the industry and her community.


Ontario-based Darby McGrath has been involved in agriculture since she was a teenager: first through working on tree fruit farms in the Niagara region, through her several roles with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and as an adjunct professor with the University of Waterloo and Brock University, and as a board member of Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests non-profit organization. Although relatively new to her role as VP of research and development at Vineland, she’s been described as having a “genuine willingness and enthusiasm to learn and grow with those around her.”

BALANCE PANEL: Judith Nyiraneza

Widely recognized as a leader and innovator in regenerative soil management, AAFC’s Judith Nyiraneza has led and co-led a number of national projects, including the Living Laboratories Atlantic Canada project. She’s an active advocate for the Living Lab concept, and beyond her research, has mentored two summer students every summer for the past decade, and serves as an adjunct professor at Dalhousie and Laval Universities.

Hear from these speakers and more at the 2023 IWCA Summit, live Nov. 7. Register for free!