Student Focus: Rachel Connolly

“I like how fast-paced farming can be at times” - Rachel Connolly (20) studies ag science and farms a flock of sheep

Women in Ag: Naomi McCloy

“Never give up on your dream” – Naomi (21) is a veterinary receptionist and a 3rd-generation beef, sheep & dairy farmer.

Women in Ag: Sheila Walsh

“When I was younger, I wanted to join the army or be a Garda,” – Sheila farms in partnership with her parents

Student Focus: Sarah Woodmartin

“I feel extremely lucky to have been brought up on a farm,” - Sarah Woodmartin (22) studies Animal Science at UCD

Women in Ag: Maighréad Barron

"I wouldn't be able to be inside at a desk all day every day" - Maighréad Barron (25) is leasing a 100-acre dairy farm

Women in Ag: Grace Roche

"Pretty Bird was born out of frustration" - Grace Roche combined her farming background and her marketing experience to create her own business.

Student Focus: Lorraine Farrelly

Lorraine Farrelly (22) has her own farm and studies Agriculture at DkIT/Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Women in Ag: Marie Martin

Marie Martin invented a product to improve farm safety when she was 16-years-old.

Student Focus: Darina Gowen

Darina Gowen (22) – a fifth-generation farmer - studies Dairy Herd Management at Clonakilty Ag College and is on placement in New Zealand.

Women in Ag: Shauna Begley

23-year-old Shauna Begley has her own herd number, land and livestock.

Young Farmer: Linda Hanbidge-Cliffe

“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

‘It will be my first time representing Ireland’

Eileen Coffey (36) will stand in her late father’s place at the World Sheep Shearing and Woolhandling Championships this summer.

Women in Ag: Carmel O’Keeffe-Power

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.

Student Focus: Lisa Brennan

Catherina meets Lisa Brennan (21) – a fifth-generation farmer, cattle dealer and full-time student. The Monaghan native is a livestock mart enthusiast.

Graduate Profile: Dr. Louise Mc Namara

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.

Women in Ag: Áine Devlin

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.

WATCH: Sophie Bell

Sophie Bell - a Cavan native - is studying a BSc Hons in Agriculture with Animal Production Science at Harper Adams University.