OUTLOOK - Dr. Heather Wilson of Outlook is already an accomplished research scientist, serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Saskatchewan.
Now, Wilson has been recognized along with five other women who've bore their own trails in the agriculture field.
The women have been honoured as Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA), a recognition program that's designed to honour, highlight and celebrate the multifaceted work that women are doing across Canada’s agriculture industry.
This being the fourth year of the program, the six women chosen as the 2023 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture are:
Heather Wilson, research scientist, adjunct professor, University of Saskatchewan;
Ana Badea, research scientist, barley breeding and genetics, AAFC;
Della Karen Campbell, farm manager, Everdale;
Kelly Daynard, executive director, Farm and Food Care Ontario;
Judith Nyiraneza, research scientist, AAFC; and
Darby McGrath, VP, research and development, Vineland Research and Development Centre.
The six women will open up on their life stories and share insights and wisdoms in an upcoming podcast series on the channel known as AgAnnex Talks. The first episode of the series is set to air on June 14, and new episodes will follow biweekly after that.
As well, it's said that this year’s IWCA program will culminate with an event this November, bringing together women from across the industry to share in their experiences, offer guidance and advice in an interactive setting.