JANUARY 3, 2018: The Southwest Agriculture Conference (SWAC) features leading applied agricultural researchers, provincial agriculture specialists, and innovative farm managers and producers, all sharing their latest production, management or marketing strategies. SWAC program presenters ‘give back’ to Ontario’s agriculture industry through sharing relevant experiences about modern farm technologies, big data, and leading best management practices. The goal of the Conference is to support Ontario’s future success at the farmgate and the Conference has been a popular life-long learning opportunity for 25 years.
“At the annual conference, SWAC program speakers offer leading solutions for Ontario’s agriculture industry to ensure its bright future. University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus students do the same to support the Ridgetown Campus’ on-going success. To celebrate SWAC’s 25th anniversary Ridgetown Campus wanted to do something special. “We’re celebrating this conference milestone by recognizing student leadership excellence, particularly to students who have a significant positive impact on our student body and/or our campus success,” says Ken McEwan, Director, Ridgetown Campus. These five-students demonstrate commitment to Ridgetown Campus through a wide variety of programs, leadership opportunities, and student driven initiatives.”
These students represent a student body excited about the future, and motivated by the diverse career opportunities in a global agriculture economy. Each of these students came to Ridgetown Campus for their own distinct reasons, excelled at Ridgetown, and have made significant contributions to their peers’ Ridgetown experience. Today, we celebrate SWAC’s legacy of excellence with these 5 bright young women with a Westag Student Life Recognition award. These $2,000 recognitions have been provided by our