Year of Joy: April

I can't believe it's May already. This year is flying by. So many exciting things happened in April. This is my year of joy and every month I'm sharing things that have brought me joy. Here's April: Annual mother-daughter weekend in Calgary. Always a fun time. Volunteering at the annual Calgary Stampede Aggie Days event,... Continue Reading →

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There is no playbook in life

As I sit here watching the 2016 IIHF World Championship gold medal women's hockey game between Canada and the USA on TV, I think of play books. It's probably safe to assume that both teams have an extensive playbook filled with various plays and drills - all with the goal of improving their game and... Continue Reading →

Advancing Women in Agriculture: Key Takeaways

80% of life is showing up.  As an introvert I sometimes struggle with this. I'll admit there are times when I'd rather just stay home. But I force myself to go (show up) and I never regret it. Last week I had the privilege of attending the first Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership -... Continue Reading →

Stuff Worth Remembering

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an agricultural conference called FarmTech and I was really impressed with the high calibre of speakers who shared their stories and provided inspiration to the hundreds of people in attendance. I've decided to share my key takeaways from several of the sessions and keynote addresses. While the... Continue Reading →

My road to ag comm

I grew up on a mixed farm in what many people would consider the middle-of-nowhere. There was no 7-Eleven or Starbucks just down the street, and no arcade or mall to waste my time and money at (there still isn't). Instead we had a few friends/family down the road, cows in the pasture and grain in... Continue Reading →

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