February 28, 2018

Can you believe it is 2018!! So much has happened in a few months.

  • FarmTech 2018: After chatting on the phone for the past few months, I could meet my mentor, Brennan, face-to-face. It was great to sit down and chat about leadership in the workplace and how I can advance my leadership roles within work.  With that the conference was very well organized with multiple interestin...

February 12, 2018

It seems like a simple enough formula: get good grades in high school so you can get into a good college or university, and if you work hard and get a solid GPA, amazing career opportunities will present themselves. That was the impression I was under, anyway. I kept my nose to the grindstone all throughout university and going into my last year, I had already started to look for...

February 12, 2018

Standage, Tom. An Edible History of Humanity. New York: Walker & Co, 2009. Tom Standage in his book ‘An Edible History of Humanity’ has defined human history by connecting it with food. According to the author food and agriculture have always directly influenced human culture, economic, political and social systems throughout the history. In this book, Tom Standage discussed the...

February 12, 2018

My goals for the Advancing Ag program are to improve my agronomy and agribusiness skills, which is why my focus this summer, has been to have my boots in the field as much as possible. Along with my summer goals, my winter goals are to gain new and innovative information from industry experts at conferences, seminars and workshops.

One way for me to learn about agronomy and get th...

February 12, 2018

My name is Holly White, and I am so thrilled to be a part of the first group to participate in the  Advancing Ag Future Leaders Program.

When I first heard about the program, I couldn’t wait to apply. At the time of my application, I was working as a Manager of Agricultural Services for my local government. I was growing tired  of my commute from our farm in Rolling Hills, AB and...

February 12, 2018

Canada is one of the biggest crop producing and exporting country. Since China is the biggest importing country on canola and wheat, the trade relationship between Canada and China is important. The current project will be divided into four sectors :1) The three Prairie provinces Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the major crop growing area, the international prices of canol...

February 12, 2018

First off, I would I like to thank Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission for the opportunity to be apart of this ag mentee/mentorship program. This is an amazing opportunity to broaden my social network and knowledge base. It is amazing to be able to discuss with another younger person in the industry, who has a different perspective to marketing grain. It’s hard to bel...

February 12, 2018

The Advancing Agriculture: Future Leaders program, a mentorship program initiated by the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley Commission, is currently well underway, and I am honoured to be a part of it. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Jolien Witte, I was raised on a crops farm in the Netherlands and have come to Canada to pursue a master’s degree at the Un...

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