Farming Realities: Beyond the Instagram Filter
Laurel Ysebaert is a first-generation cattle rancher living in Southern Ontario with her husband and two children. She is passionate about using her platform to advocate for agriculture, mental health, and social justice.
She operates her farm-store The Mercantile at Ysebaert Acres on her ranch and online. She is also a photographer, and host and creator of The Chore Beer Chats Podcast.
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The Advancing Women Conference is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of bringing women in ag together to listen, learn, network and grow. The next conference will be held on November 19, 20, 21, 2023 at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Join us to hear over 25 expert speakers and role models from the ag and food sector that will provide you with inspiration, motivation and new tools to help you succeed in your personal life, in your operation or career.
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“AWC was the perfect pick-me-up – especially with a busy life of working in the industry, farming with my husband and his family and having a family. The connections, the sharing of experiences and ideas energized me.”
~Karlene, Hairy Hill, AB
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~Danika, Alexandria, ON
“Felt more empowered and not alone as a woman in the industry.”
~Mitze, Midstead, SK
“ The feeling of this conference is unlike any other conference I’ve every been to. The sense of community is strong and being surrounded by amazing women has been healing in ways I never knew I needed!”
~Holly, Listowel, ON
“As a first time attendee, I truly enjoyed listening to the speakers who covered a wide diversity of subjects. From starting their own business to succession planning as well as mental health to menopause, many topics were covered. Informative sessions, very well organized event and I am looking forward to see what’s in store for next year! If a you are a women farmer, I truly encourage you to attend this event!”
~Alexandra, Girouxville, AB
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