Author: Kim Schoukens

International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Angela Falagario

Last Sunday, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The initiative comes from the United Nations, in an effort to call attention to a persistent issue in terms of gender equality: the still significant gender gap in STEM all over the world. Two women who unintentionally show the way to young […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Claudia Campanella

Last Sunday might have seemed like an ordinary day to most, but for women and girls in science, it is a very important one. On February 11, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The initiative comes from the United Nations, in an effort to call attention to a persistent issue […]

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“Being women makes us better equipped to adapt to change”

Kate Hoare, winner of the Women in Ag Awards 2023, Trenance Dairy, Tideford (Cornwall, UK)   In her mid-thirties, Kate Hoare decided to go for a career as a full-time dairy farmer. A farmer’s daughter, her choice to take over her dad’s milk contract and start her own farm with husband Kevin and their three […]

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Women in Ag Magazine 2023-004

Another year came and went… The fourth issue of Women in Ag Mag has been published, bringing the magazine’s third year to a close. Over the passed few years, we have been working hard on our content. Now it is time to level up. Our newsletter is part of that, you should see more of […]

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Most woman-friendly tractor elected at Agribex

The most woman-friendly tractor was elected yesterday during Ladies Day at the 72nd edition of Agribex, the biennial fair for agriculture, livestock, garden and green areas. An all-female jury judged no fewer than 22 entered tractors on ergonomics, appearance and “feminine touches.” The New Holland T5.140 was chosen in the under 150 hp category, and […]

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Women in Ag Awards – a retrospective

How has it been one week already? After months of preparation, hours of meetings and planning, the second edition of the Women in Ag Awards took place at Agritechnica last Wednesday. For me, it was the conclusion of my very first presence at the world’s biggest agriculture machinery fair. The end of five very interesting, […]

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Deanna M. Kovar elected President John Deere Europe, Africa and Asia

The new President of John Deere’s Europe, Africa and Asia “small agriculture and turf care” is a woman. In her new role, Deanna Kovar is responsible for the European, African and Asian markets and for equipment and technology solutions for small agriculture and turf care customers globally. Kovar, who grew up on a dairy farm […]

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Women in Ag 2023-003

Autumn is here and with it a bright, crisp new issue of Women in Ag Magazine! This issue is taking us to Austria twice, where Antoon met with Angela Stöckl, who runs one of her country’s most innovative dairy farms with compost stables, and Marlene Neuwirth who is completely in her element this season since […]

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Book review: Hoofprints on the Land

How Traditional Herding and Grazing can Restore the Soil and bring Animal Agriculture back in Balance with the Earth By Ilse Köhler-Rollefson   When we think of livestock farming, we automatically think of cows. But animal husbandry goes much further. Not only sheep and goats belong to this branch of agriculture, but camels, yaks and […]

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Grief is a wave and a freight train

Erica Leniczek on how to deal with grief   “It doesn’t matter what you do, eventually you lose everyone in your life or they lose you.” The reality of that quote is that it’s true. Either everyone loses us or we lose everyone. We are set up with neurological processes to handle loss and grief […]

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