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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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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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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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“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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“I see it as my mission to bring the farm closer to the consumer.”

Mariëlle Schalk, Hoogstraten (Belgium) Mariëlle Schalk and her family run ‘t Kakelhof in the Belgian village of Meer, near the border with the Netherlands. The farm specializes in laying hens and has a grading plant where its own eggs are graded for sale. Those eggs, along with other local produce from fellow local farmers, are […]

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