Step into a career in agriculture and STEM.
There's a fit for everyone.
Empowering Young Females to Pursue
Careers in Agriculture and STEM!
Women make up less than 25% of people employed in STEM careers. According to Statistics Canada, 34% of Canadians with a STEM degree are women and they make up only 23% of Canadians working in science and technology. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.
Giving young women equal opportunities to pursue — and thrive in — STEM careers in agriculture helps narrow the gender pay gap, enhances economic security, ensures a diverse and talented workforce and a strong and sustainable agriculture industry.
Ag for Life's Feed Your Future initiative aims to promote girls in science, technology, engineering, and math — showcasing ways to advance in education, opportunities for networking, professional development, mentorship and collaboration.
Step into STEM
Feed Your Future aims to promote young women in science, technology, engineering, and math — showcasing ways to advance in education, opportunities for networking, professional development, mentorship and collaboration in the agriculture and agri-food industry.
Agriculture is a big part of Canada’s economy, accounting for one in every eight jobs and employing over 2.3 million people (Statistics Canada, 2021).
The industry has numerous exciting career opportunities in a wide range of disciplines that go well beyond farming and ranching.
It is an essential, life sustaining industry with a wide variety of fulfilling career paths.
Feed Your Future is a series of virtual workshops designed to showcase the many opportunities available in the agriculture sector and offer young females in grades 9 to 12 and post-secondary school a chance to connect with individuals in the industry.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and distinguished professionals, as they explore the topics of networking, leadership, skill development and are introduced to the vast diversity of roles tied to agriculture and food production.