Food In Canada


FCC honours women in agriculture

Farm Credit Canada has announced the winners of its annual Rosemary Davis Award

Guelph, Ont. – Five Canadian women have been recognized for their leadership and commitment to the agriculture and agri-food industry.

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) announced the winners of its 2013 Rosemary Davis Award.

The award honours women who are active leaders in Canadian agriculture. These women are role models, and give of themselves in their communities and beyond. They can be producers, agribusiness operators, teachers, veterinarians, researchers or agrologists.

The winners will receive a trip to Boston to attend the 2014 Simmons School of Management’s leadership conference for women.

The 2013 winners are:

• Colleen Younie. Younie is a farm management extension specialist, business advisor and community leader from Morell, P.E.I.
• Julia James. James is a dairy farmer, opportunistic networker and youth in agriculture leader from Harley, Ont.
• Rhonda Driediger. Driediger is a berry producer, marketing specialist and agriculture industry leader from Langley, B.C.
• Sylvie Cloutier. Cloutier is a geneticist, professor and scientific leader from Winnipeg, Man.
• Pierrette Desrosiers. Desrosiers is a work psychologist, speaker and coach from Saint-Herménégilde, Que.

Photo of Pierette Desrosiers receiving her award from Vincent Giard, vice-president of Operations – Quebec with Farm Credit Canada.