Angela is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Guelph, Majoring in Animal Science, and is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2019. After graduation, she hopes to start farming in partnership with her parents and work towards owning the family farm in the future. Around the farm, Angela is proud to say that the comfort and welfare of their cows comes first, and feels a great sense of accomplishment when she sees milk in the grocery store or the ‘Blue Cow’ logo on containers. To her, farming is the best job in the world.
Growing up on a farm has taught Angela many life lessons including patience, determination, communication and team work, which will be transferrable skills to her future leadership and/or work roles. She too (like Caleb) is realistic that primary farming might not be viable for her in the short term, and may need to seek employment in the agricultural industry. She says that she will always have one goal—and that is to improve the industry for everyone involved—the animals, producers, processors, consumers, and future generations of farmers.
She is a past winner of the Wellington Christian Farmers Scholarship, has worked at Heartland Animal Hospital, is a member of the Listowel Salvation Army band, and has worked on a variety of Dairy Farms.