Women in Agri-culture Celebration - Nov 15-18

This virtual event consists of a collection of videos that highlight women with diverse backgrounds and culture from the Portage la Prairie Région.  The videos will be released daily here and on our Facebook page, Nov 15-18.  The event also includes a discussion panel on Nov 18 featuring local farm women and agricultural organizations.  The topic is: What does it take to run a farm business?  The panelists will discuss their own experiences farming, issues they face and the tools they use to solve them. More information on the panel is provided in a separe post.   


This project celebrates and highlights the contributions women make to agriculture and the local economy, which unfortunately, are largely invisible. This virtual event will be followed by a large, in-person event in 2022.  We hope it will create significant economic benefits for the community and for rural women.  More details will be provided later.


This celebration is the first ever of its kind and the product of the collaborative effort of multiple organizations in Portage la Prairie region, MB, under the lead of the Portage la Prairie Local Immigration Partnership and in partnership with MWAF.


To learn about and attend  the discussion panel, Thu Nov 18, 6-7:30 pm CT

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Videos are premiere each day at 8:30 am

Videos Thu Nov 18
Candice Bergen, MP - Portage la Prairie, MB
Ashley Nelson - Austin, MB
MWAF's short videos:
- Our Kids - Future Manitoba Farmers
- Farm Women Buckets
- Farm Gate Girls

MWAF short  videos were produced by a group of 17 creative farm women under Carollyne Kehler's lead.  See who they are


Discussion panel: What does it take to run a farm business? 6-7:30 pm CT. Register

Host: Laura Lazo, MWAF Chair

Panelists: Jill Verwey (farmer & KAP VP), Ashley Nelson (farmer), Heather Watsons (FMC Executive Director)

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