Exciting things happening with Women in Ag at the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary!

Women in Ag, originally established in Saskatchewan, is expanding their reach and continuing on their mission to connect, empower and support women in the ag industry.  With plans to join forces and expand into Alberta and Manitoba, Women in Ag is holding a pre-AWC mixer and networking night on Sunday, March 5th at the Hyatt Regency Calgary – Walker/Bannerman Room.   

This event is open to all, free to attend and registration is not a requirement!  To receive a complimentary drink ticket from Women in Ag at the door however, pre-register now at

Bring your business cards and get ready to network!  We look forward to connecting and learning from each and every one of you on Sunday, March 5th. 

 

For those coming from Saskatchewan, there are still seats available on our bus traveling from Tisdale to Saskatoon to Calgary and back.  Contact info@womeninag.ca now to get scheduling and payment information. 

 

Lastly, there is still time to register for the Advancing Women Conference!!  Our very own Stacey Sagon has had the privilege of attending the conference for the past 3 years.  See her review below. 

“I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the Advancing Women’s Conference (AWC - West) for the last 3 years, and am very much looking forward to taking part again this year.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the conference and networking opportunities that come about at the event and repeatedly walk away with a new lesson, skill or perspective. 

The “big name” keynote speakers are always educational, entertaining and inspiring. I also really enjoy the rest of the speakers; the ones that talk about being a mom, wife, farmer and sometimes work in a professional capacity as well.  Their stories always resonate with me as I myself am on a similar life path. I find these women to be so empowering as they stand up and tell their stories, talk about trying to find balance and “me” time, and how hard it can be to always do the “right” thing.  It is so refreshing to hear these successful women acknowledge the fact that juggling the various aspects of life is tricky for them too. You can quickly feel isolated out on the farm, 20 miles from the nearest small town, so sitting in a room of 500 other women who feel the same way as you is a great reminder that you are not alone and that we’re all in this together. It’s an amazing experience to meet likeminded women, and I always come home refreshed, inspired, recharged and ready to take on another busy spring season.

AWC is also a great place to network! Some of the speakers stick around following their presentations so you can connect with them during breaks. Last year we ended up sitting and chatting with the Vandenhurk sisters (Three Farmers – Camelina Oil) and it was so great to get to know them and hear a few of their funny stories.

Finally, if you have the opportunity to sit on the bus from Saskatchewan to Alberta, I highly recommend doing so!  You get time to chat with women from around the province that you may not normally get the chance to meet. It is also great to debrief on the way home and discuss all the wonderful presentations. For the cost savings and eliminated stress of not having to drive yourself to and from Calgary.. It is so worth it!”

  Stacey Sagon - Biggar, SK

Stacey Sagon - Biggar, SK