We've been honoured by Country Guide with an article in their 2021 December issue. 

The author, Angela Lovell, talks about barriers for women in ag, progress in diversity, equity and inclusion, why MWAF's exists, its co-founders, Marijo Patino and Laura Lazo, and that MWAF works to advance ALL women in the sector. We are not a diversity group but we have embraced diversity in it's whole extent and work for all women equally including those who are underrepresented, that work on-the farm and off-the farm in the ag and the agri-food and beverage processing, products and services sectors.


FCC sponsorship has been instrumental in our growth. They are also helping us fulfill our potential and expand our role to support organizations.


Country Guide interviewed us again, Jan 2022 issue:A question for women in 2022

The article focuses on perceptions about the gender gap, women in the meat sector and the push back.  

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Laura Lazo, MWAF's Chair, was interviewed 22 Jun 2021 by Trillian Reynoldson, News Reporter/ Anchor

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Listen the interview here.

 A Panel Discussion with Minister Bibeau, MP Duguid and Women in Agriculture across Manitoba - 27 Apr 2021


Join Minister Bibeau and MP Duguid are joined by women farmers in Manitoba and MWAF to discuss their experiences and the 2021 Budget’s investments into early learning and child-care, and the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.


Marijo Patino, MWAF's Secretary and Co-Founder was invited to represent the women in agriculture from Manitoba.  Watch here.

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EMILI, the "Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative" (EMILI).  

The Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI) is an Agriculture-AI accelerator based in Manitoba. Founded in 2016 by an industry-led board, EMILI works to grow the digital agriculture ecosystem in Manitoba and ensure that people have the skills required to embrace digital agriculture opportunities. EMILI is the co-host of Manitoba’s Digital Agriculture Table, bringing industry and academic leaders together to identify opportunities and address gaps in digital agriculture in Manitoba.  Learn more:  EMILI  Twitter - @EMILI_Canada LinkedIn