Adrienne Ivey is passionate about agriculture, and is dedicated to sharing her farm stories with consumers as well as inspiring other agriculture enthusiasts to do the same. Her love of agriculture began as a young girl, growing up on a grain farm in North East Saskatchewan. She now farms and ranches with her husband and children near Ituna, Sk. Following her decision to leave corporate agriculture to be on the farm full time, Adrienne discovered her love of communicating with consumers. She could see the honest questions that people had about modern food production, and through social media, as well as her blog, View From The Ranch Porch, she made it her mission to answer as many of those questions as possible. Through unique opportunities such as a TEDx talk, or attending the McDonald’s World Convention, Adrienne is connecting with everyday people, helping drive change in food perceptions. For her communications work, she was awarded the Food and Farming Champion Award in 2017 by Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan. In 2014, Adrienne and her husband, Aaron, were named Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers. Their farm currently encompasses a cow/calf herd, a feedlot as well as a grain farm.
Topic: Communication and Outreach 2: Communication to public about agriculture