A podcast about unearthing agriculture’s diversity potential.

Hosted by Erin Gowriluk & Hannah Konschuh

Canada and it’s agriculture sector are resource rich.

But we have some work to do when it comes to stewarding our most important resource, people. Our goal each episode will be to dig into some great conversations that go beyond 280 characters and that seek to inspire a broader dialogue, engaging all people in our sector, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability. Through rich and candid conversations, which consider a variety of perspectives, we look forward to exploring ways to overcome barriers and make diversity and inclusion a topic that everyone is comfortable talking about.
Erin Gowriluk (pictured left) lives in Ottawa where she holds the position of Executive Director of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Erin is integral to the organization’s operations and policy work, and advocates to the federal government to make decisions that are in the best interest of the more than 65,000 Canadian grain farmers. Prior to this, Erin worked as Manager of Government and Industry Relations at Syngenta Canada where she worked to forge collaborative opportunities across Canada’s agri-food value chain. Erin has also held senior policy roles for the Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commissions and worked in policy research for the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. As one of few women in an Executive role in the agriculture sector, Erin has a keen sense of her responsibility as a leader in the sector when it comes to stewarding the agriculture sectors workforce. She recently completed a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Hannah Konschuh (pictured right) is a grain farmer, operating Generation Land & Grain Co. Ltd. near Cluny Alberta, growing wheat, canola, barley, and yellow peas. She completed a B.Sc in Agriculture and a M.Sc. in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to work in a number of research and policy roles prior to joining her family farm. Hannah is a past director with the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and has served in various other leadership roles within the agriculture sector both locally, provincially, and nationally. Through Hannah’s industry work, she learned firsthand the importance of thinking not only about “who” is at the table, but valued and meaningful contribution once you’ve pulled up a chair.