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Nuffield recipient discusses women’s role in agriculture

by Deanna Mitchener Schoepp said, “My organization because it more than half of the
Nuffield journey started was in the humanities world's food, and
During International i n 2 0 1 2 a n d w a s mentorship, not how to provide 90% of it. In
Women's Day the Edson completed in 2014. grow more grain, or Canada we have large
and District Community Gathering my research, I looking at a systems female-owned farms
L e a r n i n g S o c i e t y traveled for 18 weeks a p p r o a c h t o and ranches, 30% in
brought in Brenda visiting countries all agriculture,” said Alberta and 40% British
Schoepp as their guest over the world. Even the Schoepp. Columbia. Women
speaker on March 5. poorest countries have a “The scholarship d o m i n a t e f o o d
Brenda Schoepp was l o t o f r e w a r d s , wasn't about the money processing and small
the recipient of the 2012 r e c o g n i t i o n s , a n d it was more about the business,” said Schoepp.
Nuffield Scholarship for training for women in acknowledgment that “As women we get
Canada, and has been agriculture. Visiting 12 goes with it. And giving stuck in thinking we can
named one of Canada's countries I had 284 farm a couple years of travel do something, I want to
50 most influential visits and did 250 to really investigate your tell women, they already
people. interviews.” subject worldwide was are doing it. So the
The event took place “My grandfather told amazing, said Schoepp. question is what tools do
at the Red Brick Arts me, you may need a “One of the reasons I we need to advance
Centre and Museum. doctor or professional felt it was so important is forward?
Starting the evening o n c e i n a w h i l e because women produce
was an elegant social, throughout your life, but
appetizers, wine, then in you need a farmer three
the Hatlen Theatre times a day,” said Lone Pine
women gathered to hear Schoepp.
Brenda Schoepp's “My scholarship was
presentation 'Grit, on developmental Logging
Nuffield Scholarship recipient Brenda Schoepp Grace: Women who mentorship programs
for women, specifically
lead, feed, and beautify
was guest speaker at Edson and District our world'. in agriculture,” said
Forest machine operator &
Community Learning Society's International During an interview Schoepp.
Women's Day event March 5. Photo: Deanna “I believe, under the
Mitchener Nuffield Scholarship of Timber falling contractor
Canada, three people are
chosen to represent Specializing in: Low impact
agriculture worldwide. I selective, logging, thinning
was selected in 2012 for
an unusual project for and clearing
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