Ag Women’s Network: Communication, Networking, Collaboration

Kelsey Banks attended her first Ag Women’s Network event this week and she writes about it on her blog. Our guest speaker, Owen Roberts, addressed a room full of women, keen to learn more about how we can make our voices heard to tell agriculture’s story.

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Last night I attended a very thought provoking, insightful, and amazing evening meeting many women who are involved in the agriculture industry. The evening lasted for approximately three hours and involved three of my favourite things – talking about agriculture, networking with other women in agriculture, and food. The last one I had to throw in there because everyone loves food and a huge thank you goes out to New Life Mills for providing the great dinner!

After sitting down with a few women in agriculture I had met originally through Twitter, the main speaker, Owen Roberts of the University of Guelph, began his talk about how to communicate with media and even between each other about agriculture. It really had everyone thinking from different angles.


One of Owen’s main points, and an important one, is that when telling a story ask yourself, “So what?” and, “Who cares?” For a…

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