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Donahue recognized by Canadian Western Agribition with Top 50 in ag

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is celebrating Canada’s Ag Day by unveiling a diverse group of industry leaders for the first-ever “Top 50 in Canadian Agriculture” campaign.
Donahue was recognized in the Innovators category. She is the Vice President Commercial Leader for Cargill in Canada based out of Winnipeg. She oversees government/regulatory relations, industry relations, media relations and corporate social responsibility. Prior to her current role, she was with Prairie Malt Limited, merchandizing for Cargill Limited and various roles which focused on agriculture research. She has 16 years of experience in the ag field. Along with her husband Greg, Chantelle operates a grain and oilseed farm in Biggar. She is the proud mother of her daughter, Abigail.
In late 2020, CWA and FCC teamed up to launch the search for the Top 50 most influential leaders in Canadian agriculture. The nomination-based campaign ran coast-to-coast and consisted of five unique categories: Mentors; Upstarts; Innovators; Deal Makers; Designated Hitters.
After several weeks of nominations, a panel of judges, including Kim McConnell, Mary Robinson, Rory McAlpine, and Claude Lafleur, were put to the test of selecting 10 finalists in each category. The finalists unveiled today come from all over Canada, working in almost every sector of agriculture.
"There is no better way to celebrate Canada’s Ag Day than to recognize the diversity of people, sectors, and ideas that make Canadian agriculture what it is today,” says CWA CEO Chris Lane.
“These finalists represent some of the best in an industry that continues to create endless opportunities to dream, grow, and thrive. It’s certainly something to celebrate as part of Canada’s Ag Day,” says Todd Klink, chief marketing officer for Farm Credit Canada.
All Top 50 in Canadian Agriculture winners will be featured in a magazine that will be distributed by CWA and will be celebrated at CWA’s 50th show in November 2021.