Women Of Excellence Gala 2018 | Leona Staples

Today's #WCW is Leona Staples!! Leona is a fourth generation farmer dedicated to teaching and sharing the history of farming and a growing food in central Alberta. Leona and her husband Blaine own and operate The Jungle Farm, creating family memories with an authentic farm experience. She began influencing the agriculture industry in her teens, as a very active and award-winning 4-H member. After graduating from the University of Alberta, she worked with Alberta Agriculture, and in 1996 moved to the family farm to raise their three boys. Together they made changes to create what the jungle Farm is today. Leona serves as an executive board member for the Innisfail Growers Cooperative, a founding board executive of Calgary's farmer's market, and current chair of the old College Board of Governors.