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Contest: Advancing Women Conference

August 22 - September 9, 2016

Win a Trip to Attend the Advancing Women Conference in Toronto

DFC is providing the opportunity for three women involved in dairy farming from either Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to attend the Advancing Women Conference (AWC) East, October 3-4, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario (“Conference”). To become eligible to receive one of the three prizes, each consisting of the conference registration fee, accommodation and travel costs to the Conference, we invite you to enter the “Advancing Women Conference – East Contest- 2016” (the “Contest”).

AWC is so much more than a conference, it’s a community of women in agriculture. It’s a great place to network and connect with like-minded women in the agriculture industry and learn how to capitalize on your opportunities. This year’s speaker line-up is fantastic with women who will share their path to success and what they learned along the way.

DFC wants to hear from women who currently own or work on a dairy farm or will be the future successor owner/operator of a dairy farm. We invite you to respond to one of the following questions in a 350 to 500 word essay:

1. What do you see as the biggest impediment to women entering the world of farming and how have you overcome this?

2. What do you see as the most important issue in agriculture today and why?

The winning essays will be chosen from those eligible entries received prior to the close of the Contest by a panel of DFC staff and be featured on DFC’s Farmers’ Voice Blog during the week of the conference or shortly after. Winning essays will be chosen based on clarity of answer, staying true to topic, creativity and style. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.


Due to Quebec laws regarding contests, unfortunately, women dairy farmers from Quebec are not eligible to participate in this contest. However, we want to include women from Quebec. Your regional representatives have been contacted by PLQ and asked to provide the names of interested women. We also invite women who are interested in attending the Advancing Women Conference to send their name and short biography to their regional representatives. A draw will be held to select the woman who will attend the conference. Please note that the conference is in English only with no translation.

Deadline to submit you entry: September 9, 2016.

FOR THE FULL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS, SEE: Contest Rules - Advancing Women Conference

To participate in the Contest, please email the completed form along with your essay and a photo to [email protected]

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