Agriculture Financial Services is pleased to announce the return of our Women in Ag Award. This award showcases the women who are making a difference in agriculture in Alberta and helping preserve, nurture and transform this ever-changing sector. Nominations for the 2023 Women in Ag Award are being accepted until January 31, 2023. 

“Agriculture is part of the bedrock of Alberta,” said AFSC Board Chair Kelly Smith-Fraser. “It feeds our families, drives industry and innovation, and helps support a growing world.

“Women play a key role on Alberta’s farms, ranches and agribusinesses; however, their contributions can be overlooked. We believe it is important to celebrate their achievements and recognize the perspectives they bring to our industry.”

The Women in Ag Award, now in its second year, acknowledges and honours the passion, dedication and commitment of women in agriculture and agribusiness in Alberta. It also celebrates the growing presence of women in this industry.

Up to six phenomenal individuals, who have made noteworthy contributions and worked towards the advancement of women in Alberta’s agriculture and food sector, will be awarded the Women in Ag Award.

These individuals, who are creating positive changes in the industry, must:

  • Reside in Alberta
  • Enrich agriculture and our agriculture communities
  • Inspire others
  • Use their skills and leadership to make the Alberta ag industry stronger

The recipients of the Women in Ag award will receive a unique AFSC-branded award and a full attendance package for Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC West), including hotel accommodation.

Applications will be evaluated and recipients chosen by a selection committee made up of two AFSC representatives/employees and three representatives from AFSC’s corporate partners. Award recipients will be announced on March 8, 2023 – International Women’s Day – through AFSC’s website and social media. Recipients will be recognized during the AWC West 2023 Conference March 12 to 14 in Calgary.

Nominations are now being accepted. Nominations close January 31, 2023.