Meet the Leadership Team- Shannon O'Neill
On February 9th, 2019 at the Greenbryre Country Club in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Women in Ag held their 2019 Annual General Meeting. During this meeting, 7 directors (3 re-elected and 4 new) were added to the board to join 3 directors who have one year left in their term. This is an exciting time for the Women in Ag organization as this will be the first fiscal year with a full board!
Throughout the next couple weeks, we will be featuring each member of the Leadership Team. This is one way for you to meet some of the faces of the Women in Ag organization!
Our first introduction is Shannon O’Neill. Shannon has served as a board member in the past and is the Finance Committee Lead for the organization. During the 2019 AGM, she was elected as the Chair of the Board!
Question 1- Where are you from?
Woodstock, ON. I moved to Saskatchewan for university. I had completed one year of post-secondary schooling in Ontario and decided to transfer to University of Saskatchewan. I have been given amazing opportunities since graduating and haven’t felt the need to move away from my new home in SK!
Question 2- What do you do?
I am a Farm and Business Advisor for Cornerstone Credit Union in Yorkton, SK. I have been here for three years in this role and love the relationships I get to create every day and the ability to help farm and business owners build their dreams!
Question 3- Why did you join Women in Ag?
Before joining Women in Ag, I had several friends who were part of the organization and they were always so welcoming and provided great value to someone establishing themselves in the Saskatchewan agriculture industry. As someone who moved to SK without a big network this group has provided me mentorship, friendship and support. I wanted to be part of that and for everyone coming to Saskatchewan to know there is a network for them.
Question 4- What you do in your spare time? OR A Fun Fact about yourself OR Your favourite Made in Canada product!
I volunteer with Women in Ag, as well as the Yorkton Exhibition Association. I try to be as involved in my community as much as possible and love to learn and stay educated on the agriculture industry.
I am a huge advocate of buying Canadian made products (and shopping locally!) so most of my food is made in Canada whenever possible. My favourite made in Canada product is any Canadian made wine, or Crown Royal! I also love maple syrup, Canadian beef, pork, poultry…the list could go on! Also, my Irish blood loves some potatoes! Canadian grown potatoes are a must in my house.