Linda Allison was named the 2020 BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture honouree on International Women’s Day on March 8.
Allison is a fourth-generation rancher out of Princeton, B.C., and has spent years as a leader in the B.C. cattle industry. She is a director at Canada Beef, spent nine terms with B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, and was the chair of the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Marketing Development and Promotion Agency. Allison has also been involved with the Southern Interior Stockman’s Association and B.C. Agriculture Council’s Agriculture Environment Committee. She is a strong advocate for Canadian agriculture and has experience working with a diverse group of producers, government officials and industry stakeholders.
“We are proud to present this honour to Linda. Her advocacy and hard work in the B.C. cattle industry make her a great selection for the BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture program,” says Chris Lees, Canadian Western Agribition president, in a release.
“BMO’s support for the agriculture industry has spanned more than 200 years, and we’re proud to recognize the contributions women leaders like Linda have made to both the agriculture industry as well as their communities,” says Lynda Taylor, senior vice-president and head of agriculture and agribusiness, Bank of Montreal. “The BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture recognition honours the incredible leadership and achievements of women in agriculture, and we look forward to seeing Linda’s continued impact on the industry.”