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Agriculture Boss Reflects on the Search for Purpose

She didn’t plan to follow in her forebears’ footsteps

Mary Robinson, president, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

My family came to Prince Edward Island in the early 1800s and started farming — and we’ve been doing it ever since. My father’s father started our formal agribusiness. He never had a lot of education, but he was an entrepreneurial guy with a fantastic work ethic and a strong sense of community.

He imparted those qualities to his two boys, each married with three kids. Now, the six of us in my generation have our own suite of agribusinesses. Half of us are in the business daily, and half of us have careers outside of the business as well as ownership.

Here’s how I found my way back to my family’s line of work, even after fully expecting to step away from it.

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