Author: antoon

Winners of the Women in Ag Award

The DLG (German Agricultural Society) and Women in Ag Magazine have announced the winners of this year’s “Women in Ag Awards” today. Conferred by an international jury in four categories: “Agriculture”, “Agribusiness”, “Education” and “Technology and Research”, the award recognizes the contribution of women in agriculture, agribusiness, academia and other organizations in the agricultural industry. […]

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“We need to create awareness and help support other women!”

Judith De Vor, Snelrewaard (the Netherlands) Judith De Vor grew up around the countryside, but only decided to farm herself later. The interest in agriculture was always there, though. When it turned out that her husband was eager to take over his parents’ farm, she had quickly made her choice: Judith became a farmer. From […]

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“Women will be definitely more in the forefront of the ag industry in the future!”

“Women will be definitely more in the forefront of the ag industry in the future!” Dipl. Ing. Integr. Elena Primitzhofer (Gottlieben, Suisse) After the Covid-pandemic, fairs and tradeshows are picking up again. Worldwide, we had SIMA and EIMA in Europe and the World Ag Expo in California, just to name a few. All shows where […]

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“We, as farmers, are part of an ecosystem”

Sheila Darmos, The Southern Lights (Skala, Greece) 35 years ago, Stavros Darmos decided to convert his farm in the south of the Peleponnese peninsula to organic practices. He was the first in Greece to make this transition. Today, the next generation took over the farm and decided to take it one step further. Women in […]

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“My goal is to create a new conversation around Ag and build a community that trusts in agriculture as much as I do”

Natalie Kovarik, Nebraska rancher & influencer Born and raised on the family farm in Montana, Natalie Kovarik did not think she would follow in her family’s footsteps and become a rancher. Today, she runs Kovarik Cattle Co. in Central Nebraska with her husband and shares about her ranch life online with over 100.000 followers on […]

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“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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Last days of Early Bird reservations for FIRA USA

Co-organized by GOFAR-FIRA, the University of California and Western Growers, the 1st edition of FIRA USA will take place on 18 to 20 October 2022 in Fresno, California. FIRA USA 2022 is the unique event dedicated to robotics, autonomous systems and technologies for farming: american growers producing specialty crops, corn, or small farms, will discover […]

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