Angela has been a professional freelance writer for more than 25 years, writing primarily for Canadian and international agricultural print and online media. Publications include Grainews, Country Guide, Manitoba Co‑operator, Canadian Cattleman, Western Producer, as well as organizational newsletters such as Manitoba Beef Producers, Keystone Agricultural Producers and the Manitoba Forage & Grasslands Association. She is a past winner of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Gold Monthly Press Reporting – Jack Cram Award in 2015 and the Silver Press Feature – Dick Beamish Award in 2016 and was sponsorship chair of the Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference for six years.
Angela will explore the challenge of sustaining food production in a changing environment through a tour and conference at the AranLife Project in Ireland. She will provide insights into this High Nature Value farming system that recognizes culture, ecology, environmental adaptation and eco‑tourism as essential elements to the continued sustainability and viability of food production, farm life and rural communities within its unique geography. She will collect content for articles about sustainable farming systems that incorporate production, environmental conservation and eco‑tourism to bring back to a Canadian audience, as well as producing videos to offer for publication to online and social media.