MWAF Champions of Diversity
MWAF Champions are selected based on the exemplary manner in which they approach their role in the agriculture and food processing sector. Because of their passion for the industry and selfless dedication to its people, they are role models that influence others and organizations to follow suit. Their selfless contribution to the industry is often invisible, but their leadership is for the betterment of our industry and its people.
Please note that we will be updating our 2021 MWAF Champions soon.
Trailblazer, Agvocate, Farmer, Instructor, Radio Announcer
Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
Ricky Chad Seelhof
BC Women in Agriculture, Public Affairs and Education for BC Cattlemen’s association, Young Cattlemen’s Council of Canada, Beef & horse 4-H Leader
Champion of Diversity & Inclusion, Head Research & Development, Syngenta Canada
Manager of labour market information program (AgriLMI) at the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)
Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) & Northern Ontario Dairy Farmer
Portia MacDonald DeWhirst
Canadian Agricultural HR Council (CARHC) CAHRC LMI research CAHRC AgriHR Toolkit
Co-Founder & Executive Director of Women in Ag, Marketing & Business Development Consultant, Musician
Chairperson Ag Women’s Network and Director of Business Development 4-H Canada
Communications leader for Canada, Corteva Marketing & member Canadian and Global leadership teams