articles about women-in-ag
“I never once dreamt that I would have the opportunity to combine both my love of agriculture and marketing together.” - 23-year-old Lisa Meyler of Green Acre Marketing.
Caroline Burke studied at Clonakilty Ag College before jetting off to Australia for five years. She returned back to Ireland in 2015; began her studies at CIT and constructed a new milking parlour.
Peter and Paula Hynes are award-winning first-generation farmers from Cork. They began farming with 50 cows in 2010 and the herd now comprises of 180 cows.
Leanne Roche became interested in agriculture and environmental science when she returned to college to further her Horticultural studies. She now works for the DAFM.
Catherina meets Elisha Foley - Friel, Moocall’s International Key Account Manager. The North County Dublin native grew up on a tillage and vegetable enterprise.
“People have never doubted my abilities as a woman in Agriculture.” Catherina meets Marian Dalton, who started farming when she married a farmer over thirty-five years ago.
Emma McCormack, a final-year Agriculture student is back with her next update to discuss her visits to farms in New York; Connecticut and New Jersey.
Catherina meets Margaret Edgill, a seventh-generation organic beef farmer. The Offaly native worked in communications and marketing and the festival events sector before she embraced her farming roots.
Catherina meets 28-year-old Karen Elliffe - a drystock farmer; UL Equine Science graduate; 2016 Queen of the Land and Macra na Feirme member.
Catherina meets Danielle Stewart, who holds a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management. The Donegal native is currently involved in the operation of a mixed enterprise.
Sixth-generation farmer Maeve O’Keeffe runs a 130-cow dairy herd; is the Founder and CEO of Inspect 4 and 2015 Nuffield Scholar.
Shelby Zmurchyk once considered a career in the medical field, but she was drawn back to her farming roots. The Canadian native is currently working on the farm of Peter and Paula Hynes, Co. Cork.
Glanbia's Ruminant Business Manager, Niamh Bambrick is a well-known UCD graduate; camogie player and long-distance runner; an ASA council member; and Macra member.
Annie Galligan, Co. Meath, a classically trained soprano has carved out a successful career as a farmer and Heatime animal specialist with Animal Health and Monitoring Systems LTD.
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19-year-old Marykate Condren failed to obtain her first-choice CAO offer, but the Wicklow native accepted her place on UCD’s Dairy Business course instead.