Farmer Stories: International Women’s Day Film Screening & Farmer Panel

A women holding two chickens at the door of a barn

On March 8th 2024, we gathered for a virtual International Women’s Day event showcasing farmers from across the country in short films from the National Farmers Union’s Depth of Field series, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Katie Fettes, Canadian Organic Growers’ Director of Policy & Research.

Check out the recording below to hear from panelists about their hopes for the future of farming, their thoughts on how we might make agriculture more inclusive, and the joys and challenges they experience as a woman in farming.

If while watching you find that the play quality of the films within the event recording is struggling on your computer/internet, we suggest pausing and watching the three farm’s films at before coming back to watch the full panel discussion!

Do you want to hear more farmers stories – or rewatch the films of Spring Tide Farm, Prairie Garden Seed, or Grounded Acres Organic Farm? The full Depth of Field film series can be found at

We are so grateful to Rebecca MacInnis from Spring Tide Farm, Rachelle Ternier from Prairie Garden Seeds, and Mel Sylvestre from Grounded Acres for joining us for this great event – as well as the room full of folks who joined to watch, listen, participate, and learn. It was a truly meaningful way to spend International Women’s Day.

This event was presented by Canadian Organic Growers in partnership with National Farmers Union, March Forth Creative and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Funding for the Depth of Field: Films About Farming project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the AgriCommunication Program.