articles about women-in-farming
“I like how fast-paced farming can be at times” - Rachel Connolly (20) studies ag science and farms a flock of sheep
"I cut out the middle man and here we are eight years later," – Alison of Farm Wardrobe
“When I was younger, I wanted to join the army or be a Garda,” – Sheila farms in partnership with her parents
“When I tell people I’m a sheep farmer, they sometimes have to do a double take,” – Emma Wharton (29)
Nicola Baldrick (35) is a farmer’s wife, a mother-of-six, a freelance hairdresser and blogger.
“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
24-year-old Olivia Carroll - a mother-of-one - farms in her own right and works at Gurteen Agricultural College
"Pretty Bird was born out of frustration" - Grace Roche combined her farming background and her marketing experience to create her own business.
23-year-old Shauna Begley has her own herd number, land and livestock.
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 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.
With plans coming together to venture to a grass-based dairy farm in Missouri, USA for the summer, I am ready to kick the final year exams out of the park, writes Emma McCormack
Emma Kilmartin (19) is a fourth-generation suckler & sheep farmer from Co. Roscommon. She deferred her course – Animal Science – after her Leaving Cert and is now is second-year.
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.
Dr. Shauna Holden (28) became interested in agriculture when studying to become a second-level Science teacher. The Kilkenny native - a qualified teacher - works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Teagasc.