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Women in Ag Mag 2024-001

Happy birthday to us! International Women’s Day 2024 marked the third anniversary of Women in Ag Magazine, launched on 8 March 2021. In those three years of existence, what started as an idea grew into not just a magazine, but a beautiful community of women and supportive men in agriculture around the world. That is […]

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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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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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“There are a lot more women than men in agriculture in Zambia!”

Chileshe Chansa, Lusaka, Zambia Chileshe Emmeldah Chansa (41) runs a mixed farm in Lusaka province in Zambia, Southern Africa. Without a real agricultural background, she started up her farm, Mabala farm, all on her own after seeing a friend do it. Today, she runs a farm and all the administration that comes with it on […]

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Women in Ag Awards 2023 – Meet the jury!

Every competition needs a jury. So do the Women in Ag Awards, which we are organising together with the DLG and will be awarded at Agritechnica next November. Our jury is composed of women from all over the world who are active in the broad agricultural sector at different levels. We are happy to introduce […]

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Unravelling unconscious bias: It starts with us

by Melanie Epp   When I was a kid, I loved riddles. I remember one that really stumped me. It went something like this: A father and son get into a serious automobile accident. The father dies on the way to the hospital. The boy requires surgery. In the operating room, the surgeon said, “I […]

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Women in Ag 2023-002

The new Women in Ag magazine has arrived and it is packed full of sunshine! In this issue, we take you to Toledo (Spain) where we attended the ICAR conference in the beautiful historic center of the city and met Marta Cuesta and Patricia Garzarán, two city girls who went to the mountains for a […]

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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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