Even in today’s world, most models for success are men’s stories—especially in the farming world. To ensure a healthy next generation of farmers and promote diversity in ownership, it is essential to highlight model women entrepreneurs. To ensure women can start and grow successful businesses, players in the agricultural and agri-food industry need to know about women’s presence in the business world.
These 13 videos showcase women farmers and entrepreneurs from 13 regions of Quebec and highlight their unique entrepreneurial talent—check them out to see for yourself. All videos are in French only.
Major challenge: “Starting from zero and winning the trust of partners and financial backers”
Mélanie Rivard, Owner of Ferme la Poul-a-ries, Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
Production type: Beef cattle and alpacas
Major challenge: “Balancing work and family”
Bianka Pagé, Co-owner of Pagé-Savard et filles maple sugar bush,