Our seventh highlight for International Women’s Day is Kayla Graham!
Kayla is one of five Regional Program Coordinators with 4-H Nova Scotia. Her role is to support the 4-H membership in Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou Counties. 4-H’s roots in Nova Scotia began in agriculture and it continues to be a large part of the program today, by providing youth with new experiences and hands-on learning. She also helps her father with his small apiary in Pictou County and really enjoys working with the bees and seeing the growth throughout the season to harvest in the fall.
Kayla grew up in Pictou County and was involved in the 4-H program from a young age which led her to attend Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture. Through 4-H and attending Dal AC, Kayla had a keen interest in being apart of the agriculture industry and exploring different areas within it and taking any opportunities that came her way. This led her to spending a summer in Finland, working on a farm and learning about different aspects of dairy, crop and other farming industries specific to the country.
What’s one message you would like to share for International Women’s Day?
“I am a big believer in taking any opportunity that comes your way and I have met so many incredible women in this industry this way. It is great to see that the representation of women in Ag and how much it has grown over the years and is so important for the next generation in this industry.”