articles about women-in-agriculture
“It’s like farming from a desk really,” - Erica Coen (22) works for Chanelle
“When I tell people I’m a sheep farmer, they sometimes have to do a double take,” – Emma Wharton (29)
24-year-old Olivia Carroll - a mother-of-one - farms in her own right and works at Gurteen Agricultural College
Julie Roche graduated in 2001 and worked in sales before branching into agricultural consultancy.
Karen Brosnan – who grew up on a farm - acted and lectured before she became a legal secretary. She is now a self-employed consultant.
Nadia McKane (25) moved to England from Northern Ireland as a child and studied a BA (Hons) in Marketing. She is Platt’s Animal Bedding’s Sales and Marketing Manager.
Sophie Bell, a student at Harper Adams University has joined our Student Update series - see the Cavan native’s first update here.
“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.
“The main thing to remember with college is that it's all going to be worthwhile. Some days it feels like college is just one huge waste of time and money” - Emma McCormack, a final-year Ag student.
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Clodagh Ryan studied Animal Science at UCD and now works as an Animal Evaluations Analysts with ICBF. The Tipperary native is also a well-known Charolais breeder.
Emma McCormack reflects on her ‘Ploughing 2018' experience - travelling 6-hours from Waterford to the site; missing lectures and meeting with various companies.
Maura Canning, Co. Galway is the former IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson. She juggles family life as a wife and mother of two with sheep & suckler farming.
Ami discusses life as a stay-at-home mother; a full-time farmer and a new business owner.
Olivia Carroll (23) is a third-generation farmer and mother of one. She is involved in the running of the family farm; works at Gurteen College and relief-milks during the summer.