Networking

Find supportive, professional networks for women in agriculture.

With significantly fewer women than men in agriculture, it can be hard for women to find others who share their experiences and can offer support and guidance. The rural location of many agricultural businesses can add to the sense of isolation.

While connecting face to face may not be possible, women can find communities online full of people who share their challenges and can provide valuable input and relevant perspectives.

Agriculture Women’s Network
This regularly updated blog welcomes members from diverse backgrounds and locations across Canada. It covers a range of topics, including leadership, mental health, entrepreneurship, and personal development.
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American Agri-Women
America's largest coalition of farm, ranch, and agribusiness women offers webinars and information relevant to Canadian women
in agriculture, and is a partner of Canadian Agri-Women.

Alberta Women in Ag
This Facebook page offers a virtual network for women in agriculture across Alberta, and includes news, events, advice, and more.

 

Saskatchewan Women in Ag
This Facebook page offers a virtual network for women in agriculture across Saskatchewan and includes news, events, advice, and more.

Ag Women Manitoba
Ag Women Manitoba is a registered non-profit with the mission of:  Connecting, supporting, and fostering growth for women in Manitoba’s diverse agricultural community. Connect or sign up through their Facebook page for an annual membership, to access a professional network of strong women in MB agriculture. 
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Manitoba Women in Agriculture & Food (MWAF)
Manitoba Women in Agriculture & Food (MWAF) works to advance women’s careers and businesses and build networks across Canada to improve connections with each other and engagement in the industry.
 
 

Supporting the Advancement of Women in Ag
This LinkedIn group brings together stakeholders within the agricultural community to share and exchange information around the critical barriers to advancement faced by women in the industry.

Maritime Ag Women’s Network (EN only)
Communicating in Ag can sometimes be a frustrating and often intimidating challenge for many people. As two women who are passionate about agriculture and farming, we'd love for you to join us in a inviting, non-discriminating place where we can all network, ask questions, vent some frustration, and provide support. Connecting as farm women has shown the two of us how empowering we can be, so join us, and let's talk Ag!

Agricultrices du Québec (FR only) 
La Fédération des agricultrices du Québec est le seul organisme agricole féminin au Québec.  Elle fait partie des spécialités affiliées à l’UPA et son conseil d’administration est représenté par une présidente provinciale élue ainsi que les présidentes des syndicats d’agricultrices régionaux.
     

Or Get Connected with the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA) Advisory Group

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