articles about women-in-ag
“I like how fast-paced farming can be at times” - Rachel Connolly (20) studies ag science and farms a flock of sheep
“Never give up on your dream” – Naomi (21) is a veterinary receptionist and a 3rd-generation beef, sheep & dairy farmer.
“When I was younger, I wanted to join the army or be a Garda,” – Sheila farms in partnership with her parents
“I feel extremely lucky to have been brought up on a farm,” - Sarah Woodmartin (22) studies Animal Science at UCD
"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
"Pretty Bird was born out of frustration" - Grace Roche combined her farming background and her marketing experience to create her own business.
Lorraine Farrelly (22) has her own farm and studies Agriculture at DkIT/Ballyhaise Agricultural College.
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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