articles about women-in-ag
Marie Martin invented a product to improve farm safety when she was 16-years-old.
Darina Gowen (22) – a fifth-generation farmer - studies Dairy Herd Management at Clonakilty Ag College and is on placement in New Zealand.
23-year-old Shauna Begley has her own herd number, land and livestock.
“He had met a make-up artist who was working in Kilkenny, and now I am a dairy farmer living in West Wicklow” - Linda Hanbidge-Cliffe
Eileen Coffey (36) will stand in her late father’s place at the World Sheep Shearing and Woolhandling Championships this summer.
Carmel O’Keeffe-Power (45) gave up her full-time job to farm. The married mother-of-three worked as a logistics planner and a production scheduler.
Catherina meets Lisa Brennan (21) – a fifth-generation farmer, cattle dealer and full-time student. The Monaghan native is a livestock mart enthusiast.
Dr. Louise Mc Namara studied a BSc in Biological Sciences and has a PhD in the area of entomology and biocontrol. She works as a Research Officer at Teagasc, Oak Park.
Catherina meets Áine Devlin (22) - a fourth-generation farmer from Down. She farms, runs her own business and is a part-time independent sales agent for Agri-Lloyd.
Sophie Bell - a Cavan native - is studying a BSc Hons in Agriculture with Animal Production Science at Harper Adams University.
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Leanne Hartnett (21) studied a Level-5 Certificate in Agriculture and now works as a relief milker and a farm hand on a dairy and suckler farm.
Anna Truesdale is a dairy and sheep farmer from Co. Down. She is studying a BSc (Hons) Agricultural Technology with Professional Studies and has over 12,000 Instagram followers.
Alison Daly (23) graduated from Waterford IT in May-2018 with a BSc (Honours) in Ag Science. The Meath native - who is a Macra member - is a full-time dairy and sheep farmer.
Fiona O’ Meara (25) once considered a career in Physiotherapy but studied Animal and Crop Production at UCD. The horse enthusiast – who grew up on a farm – is a PhD researcher at Teagasc Moorepark.
Mary Troy (24) took over the farm at the age of 17 when her father passed away. The Waterford native studied at Kildalton Ag college and milks over 80 cows.
Nicole Tuffy (19) is studying Agriculture and Environmental Science at Mountbellew/G.M.I.T. The Sligo native was crowned the 2019 North-West Macra Queen last month.
Joanne Devaney (21) has competed in numerous sheep shearing competitions in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Australia. The Sligo native – who studied Animal Care – helps her father run a 600-strong flock.
Caron McGeough, Richard Beattie, the Wilsons, the McKeevers and Tony Johnston will feature on tonight’s episode.
Lauren Baker (26) grew up on a dairy farm and studied Food and Agri-business Management at UCD. She worked on a dairy farm in New Zealand after graduating and is now Glanbia’s Equine International Sales Co-ordinator.