Mary Ruth McDonald Chosen as a 2022 Influential Woman in Canadian Agriculture


Photo of Mary Ruth McDonaldInfluential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) is a recognition program designed to honour, highlight and celebrate the work women are doing across Canada’s agriculture industry.

Now in its third year, IWCA is proud to present the seven women chosen as the 2022 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture. Please join us in congratulating:

Valerie Carney, lead, Poultry Innovation Partnership, Alberta
Lisa Mumm, owner, Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds, Saskatchewan
Mary Ruth McDonald, professor/research program director, University of Guelph, Ontario
Christine Noronha, research scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Prince Edward Island
Lana Shaw, manager, Southeast Research Farm, Saskatchewan
Karen Tanino, professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan
Heather Watson, executive director, Farm Management Canada, Ontario

These seven women will share their stories, wisdom and insights in the IWCA podcast series on AgAnnex Talks, a podcast channel presented by Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Canadian Poultry, Fruit & Vegetable, Drainage Contractor and Manure Manager magazines. The first episode will air on June 13, and new episodes will follow biweekly after that. Subscribe today wherever you listen to podcasts.

This year’s IWCA program will culminate with a virtual event this fall, bringing together women from across the industry to share in their experiences, offer guidance and advice in an interactive setting. Stay tuned to for more details!

The team behind IWCA wishes to extend a sincere thank you to our audiences for participating in the program, and to our sponsors for their support.