|Date:||Thursday, Nov 8|
|Time:||2 - 3 p.m.|
Rebuilding Consumer Trust in Food and Farming
Session Description: Consumers are so curious about the food they eat and serve to their families. They have questions and are often getting answers from the wrong sources. Cherilyn will share the importance of farmers sharing their stories and engaging in the conversation about agriculture today can help! Everyone must “get louder.”
Cherilyn Nagel along with her husband David and family, are farming 18,000 acres in south central Saskatchewan.
In 2004, Cherilyn was elected as President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and she remains a director on the current board. She considers signing the first durum contract on the open market in December of 2011, to be one of her career highlights as a farmer.
Cherilyn has gained experience in media relations and enjoys promoting positive stories of agricultural successes. In 2011, Cherilyn was featured in SaskBusiness Magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s Most Influential Women. Cherilyn was interviewed in the Sask Canola documentary License to Farm, which is meant to encourage other farmers to share their own stories with the public. Cherilyn and her family have been featured with Canadian Chef Michael Smith in a video to promote Saskatchewan Lentils, and she has been featured in an episode of Canadian Better Living on the topic of Pesticide use and promotion of Plant Biotechnology.
Cherilyn has traveled extensively around the world and had the opportunity to represent the Wheat Growers views on International Trade. In 2017 Cherilyn accepted a position as an International Director on the board for the Global Farmer Network, where she advocates for global trade and acceptance of science-based technology in agriculture. She is currently working with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan to facilitate training sessions for farmers on the topic of sharing a positive message about the sustainable food grown across the country. The goal is to help connect enthusiastic farmers with inquisitive consumers who are looking for answers about how their food is grown.