"Other women would like this job because its a challenging position. Theres satisfaction at the end of the day and every day is different."
Only about 7% of Canada’s land is farmed.
ones career choice is ingrained from an early age. For farm marketing
representative Deanna Johnson, it was a natural. She came from a community
with only two major industries, oil and farming.
While Deanna didnt have a strong farming background, she really likes people in the agriculture industry and that was enough for her. Now Deanna enjoys a challenging and rewarding position with Cargill AgHorizons, buying grain from farmers.
Did you know? The Canadian agricultural sector provides 437,000 jobs to Canadians.
A farm marketing representative can make between $30,000 and $100,000 a year, depending on experience and where you work. Deanna works a regular 40 hour work week, but the busy harvest season often requires more hours.
high school Deanna worked in the agriculture industry for seven years.
Eventually, it became clear that in order to get a good, stable job, she
would need to enhance her education with a college diploma.
Education: 2 year course in Agriculture Technology, Fairview College
Hobbies: Volleyball and golfing