International Women’s Day – Jacqueline Hoyt

Our second feature is Jacqueline Hoyt!

Jacqueline is one of two Provincial Agriculture Programming Coordinator’s with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.  Her role primarily is Agriculture in the Classroom Nova Scotia. Jacqueline grew up on a dairy farm in Old Barns and attended the Nova Scotia Agriculture College where she graduated with a B.Sc. in Animal Science and a Masters of Agriculture in 2007.

She was fortunate to start working with NSDA upon graduation, where she began as a Agricultural Leadership Coordinator. She finds her role with Agriculture in the Classroom to be very enjoyable and fulfilling as they get to create exciting learning resources for Nova Scotia classrooms to help both teachers and students learn where their food comes from, what is grown in Nova Scotia, what modern farming looks like and promote careers in the Agriculture and food sectors. In this role, they work with farmers, agriculture professionals and commodity associations to ensure their classroom resources are telling the story of Nova Scotia Agriculture.

What’s one message you would like to share for International Women’s Day?

“Women in Ag are making important contributions to the next generation of leaders and consumers. Just looking at the staff for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, women are leading the way for our industry to grow and prosper by taking on senior leadership roles and making important contributions.”