“I can’t see a reason to make a difference between women and men in agriculture anymore“

Caroline Hirschberg, TestDriver & responsible for field tests of ProCeed seeder at Väderstad She’s only 24 years old, but already has lots of experience working in agriculture. Caroline Hirschberg is a TestDriver and demo driver at Väderstadt, but also helped with the building of their ProCeed planter. On top of all that, Caroline will take […]

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“I want to connect with consumers”

Lucie Mainard, “Les Jolies Rousses” farm, Vendée (France) She lived in a rural area, but doesn’t come from an agricultural family. Still, her curiosity towards agriculture led her first to a career as an instructor in local agriculture organisations, and now to a life of farming. Today, Lucie runs her organic poultry farm “Les Jolies […]

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Book review: The Soil Will Save Us – Kristin Ohlson

Women in Ag Magazine editor Antoon Vanderstraeten reviews a book about agriculture written by a female author for every issue.  Although “The soil will save us” by Kristin Ohlson is now almost 10 years old, the book is certainly not dated. The author, a farmers’ granddaughter, thoroughly studied carbon for several years, more specifically the […]

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Diana Dykun wins the first Women in Ag Mag Award International

The very first Women in Ag Awards International were held this evening at EuroTier. The Awards are an initiative that aims to celebrate the outstanding women in our industry. The idea was born from the collaboration of Women in Ag Magazine and EuroTier organizer DLG. No less than 60 nominations were entered after the first […]

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Women in Ag Mag 2022-003

This year’s third issue of Women in Ag Magazine is out! While we work towards a busy autumn of fairs and our very own Women in Ag Awards International in collaboration with DLG and EuroTier, this latest issue is filled with inspiring stories from ditto women. And while the world around us can get scary […]

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Freya von Czettritz named CEO of the DLG

Freya von Czettritz has taken over as CEO of DLG Holding where she will be responsible for DLG’s business activities. Together, Freya von Czettritz and Lothar Hövelmann now form the new DLG dual leadership team. Since joining DLG in 2008, the 38-year-old has combined her two areas of expertise: agriculture and trade fairs as business […]

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Women in Ag Awards International

The role of women in agriculture worldwide has evolved. More and more women in the sector are coming forward, as business partners or leaders and as initiators in the community. Women in Ag aims to give these women a voice and let their stories serve as inspiration for the many other women in the industry. […]

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“I adore this way of life and love sharing that with our family”

Kylie Magner, Magners Farm Kylie Magner grew up on the family farm in New South Wales, Australia, but moved to Ireland after meeting her husband Billy. There, near the village of Moyglass in Fethard County Tipperary, the heart of the Golden Vale Ireland, she bought 10 laying hens. The rest is history. She calls herself […]

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Finalists for best female organic farmer awards announced

The European Commission has announced the finalists of the first ever EU Organic Awards, launched on 18 February 2022. A jury composed of representatives from the organising instances as well as representatives from the European Parliament and Council of the EU will select winners for the eight categories out of a total of 24 entries […]

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“I think dialogue with farmers is incredibly important.”

Tessa Avermaete, Agricultural Economist Tessa Avermaete lives near Leuven, the pre-eminent university town in Belgium. She studied bioengineering with a major in agricultural economics, but discovered her love for farming on her grandparents’ farm. From her position as an agricultural economist and member of several management and advisory boards, she has a privileged view on […]

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