Young and Female — The Changing Face of Farming


There’s certainly a growing emphasis on reducing gender-related barriers in Canadian agriculture, whether that’s measured by the success of conferences for women in ag, the launch of the Ag Women’s Network, policy projects being led by the Canadian Ag HR Council, or through less formal means within individual workplaces.

The topic has been in the spotlight outside of the ag community this week, with a CBC report entitled “‘Where’s your husband?’: Women in farming still fighting against old boys’ club” gaining plenty of attention in social media.

Amanda Brodhagen, who farms with her family in Perth County, Ontario, was featured in the piece by Toronto-based CBC reporter Janet Davison, and Brodhagen joined RealAg Radio on Wednesday to chat about the article and the large response it has received:

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