"Be confident, persistent and persevere"
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc.
I am a Section Grower at Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. My job is to maintain and care for different strains of cannabis plants, bringing them to maturity. My job includes many aspects from managing timelines and communing with Production Associates to transplanting, pest management and active canopy management of the plants themselves. What excites me most about my job is that I get to work with and watch the plants develop as they progress through their lifecycle, making it to maturity so that the client gets a quality product!
My workplace is quite diverse which is beneficial to the company as a whole. Whether the diversity comes from being from different countries, different genders, past experiences etc. we are all able to communicate and be flexible with one another and this creates great collaboration and positively accelerates us towards our collective goals as a company. I think in order to support greater diversity and create more inclusive practices in my workplace and in the Agriculture field communication and patience are key. Being in open communication allows diversity to flourish. Diversity also requires patience which in turn helps to open up communication which creates and supports greater diversity and more inclusive practices.
The advice that I would give to young women interested in a career in my field would be to be confident, persistent and persevere. Rarely does success occur with little effort. You also have to become a lifelong student, always learning, from the plants, from your colleagues and leaders in the field as well as keeping up with the ever changing methods and technologies.
My interests outside of work include: gardening/ house plants, spending time with family and friends (dog and cat included!), photography, good food and sports.
I am hoping to learn and get new insight about how other parts of the Agricultural field work, (industry, private, students in Agriculture). I am also hoping to solidify some of my teaching skills from communicating with my mentee.