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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 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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“Science and agriculture are still too often perceived as a man’s job”

Christa Evangelisto, PhD, Dallas, Texas (USA) Christa Evangelisto (45) lives in a small town east of Dallas, Texas. As a Biology Department Chair and former Biology Instructor who is passionate about agriculture, she aims to conciliate the two fields of work she loves for a better, sustainable view on food production. An approach she puts […]

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“Women work very hard to help set up their businesses, but often dismiss it as ‘no big deal'”

Eline ter Haar and Lotte Kooiker, Trekker Reizen One has a background in agriculture, the other doesn’t, but together they have a passion for agriculture and travel as the team behind the Dutch agricultural travel agency “Trekker Reizen”. Women in Ag spoke with the women behind this very special company for this double edition of […]

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“Working outdoors among the orchards energizes me!”

Eveline Jacques – Technical Advisor Fruit at Bayer Eveline Jacques joined Bayer at the beginning of 2020 as a Technical Advisor Fruit. She grew up among apples and pears, studied biology, assisted and doctored at university and worked for a time in the family fruit business and as a buyer for a supermarket chain. She […]

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“Us women in agriculture need to be role models for the future generations of women”

Sheila Zulu, Agronomist and Trainer at the Martin Richenhagen Future Farm Zambia She works on a farm and has an impressive track record in agriculture: with several degrees and experience in seed production, field demonstrations and agricultural risk management, Sheila Zulu’s role, as a scientist, is to strive to devise solutions for the many challenges […]

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“There is a misconception that scientists are predominantly male”

Liesbet Vermeire, Syngenta, Ghent (Belgium) They don’t spend every day with their hands in the ground, on the tractor or among the animals, yet their work is connected to our sector. Photographers, specialist journalists, marketers, researchers… these are the less visible professions, but no less important. In this section, Women in Ag looks for the […]

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