International Women’s Day – Jean Lynds

Our next #IWD2024 highlight is Jean Lynds from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture!

Jean grew up on a small dairy farm in northern Nova Scotia and enjoyed a lifestyle that blended the best of both worlds – farming and family. Her Dad was lucky enough to have a house full of girls who proved to be a stellar square bale hay crew and her Mom was an active part of the farm’s operations and success, leaving no doubt that there was a place for Jean in agriculture.

She graduated from NSAC with her BSc in Plant Science which allowed her to pursue a variety of experiences from crop scouting, greenhouse production, agronomy research and she is currently the Operations Manager for the campus farm at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.

Jean loves working in agriculture because no two days are the same, with each day offering a new challenge and opportunity. “Agriculture is positioned to take the lead on many global issues such as food security and climate change which can be daunting but also exciting.”

One of the most rewarding aspects of Jean’s job is to see so many young women pursue an education in agriculture and move on after graduation to establish their own careers and have a positive impact in the industry.

Jean’s message on International Women’s Day:


“I love that women are involved and making a difference in every aspect of agriculture and this has been partly enabled by the industry embracing the IWD24 theme… Inspire Inclusion. In my experience, women have been well supported, respected and valued which speaks volumes of all people in the industry and I am proud to be part of it.”