Hurray for the women in horticulture! March 8 is designated International Women’s Day, so we’re taking this opportunity to honour a few of the women who contribute to the success of our industry. It’s a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In these photo portraits, look at the many pathways to a career in agriculture.
- Oleen Smethurst, Costco general merchandise manager
- Debbie Zimmerman, CEO, Grape Growers of Ontario
- Stephanie Levasseur, sales/regulatory manager, Erie James Ltd.
- Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald, research program director, University of Guelph