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Winners of women in ag video competition announced


Farm Management Canada announced the five winners of its Cultivating Resilience video competition for women in agriculture.

Each contestant submitted a video answering the question, “How do you remain resilient for your farm business?”┬áThe winning videos were produced by Tannis Axten, Doreen Blumhagen, Claudine Cournoyer, Olivia Sederberg, and Amy Vanstraaten.

As a prize, the chosen contestants will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference taking place Dec. 2 to 4, 2019 in Fredericton.

The winning contestants talked about resilience in a range of ways, from cultivating a good soil environment to reaching out for wellness supports. Mental health in agriculture was a prevailing theme with all of the contestants mentioning the importance of leaning on peers during tough times, doing activities to maintain a balance between family and business, and making oneself aware of the resources available.

View all the winning videos online here.