10 female ag blogger Instagram accounts
That’s Farming has compiled a list (in no particular order) of ten female online ag blogger accounts that you should follow on Instagram.
- Hazell Mullins, clinical director of large animal and head of communications at Highfield Veterinary Group
Hazel is a University of Nottingham veterinary medicine graduate, who hails from a dairy farm in Co Cork.
She also created Vet Space Ireland with Michelle Maguire to “promote learning and positivity within the veterinary world”.
Previously, we interviewed her about her career path, dairy farming roots and the industry’s future. You can read that interview, which editor Catherina Cunnane conducted.
Follow Hazell Mullins ‘vetonthemoove’ on Instagram.
27-year-old Louise Crowley is the 2018 Queen of the Land, 2018 Macra na Feirme/FBD Best Emerging Farmer 2018 and an NDC (National Dairy Council) ambassador.
She runs a 167ac dairy enterprise with her father in Croom, Co. Limerick, where they milk in the region of 180 cows.
Follow Louise Crowley Farms on Instagram.
Katie Shanahan hails from a family-run beef and sheep farm – where she runs her own flock of pedigrees – in Co Cork.
She assists on the family farm, is currently completing her Green Cert, is a social care worker and owner of Shanahan School of Irish Dance.
The 26-year-old WIT social science graduate previously explained in an interview with That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, last year, that the Covid-19 lockdowns “made me realise I love being outdoors and thoroughly enjoy the work that comes with farming”.
“Honestly, I was always scared of taking a career in agriculture seriously, so only for the push this last year; I do not know where I would be,” she explained.
Read the full interview.
Follow Katie Shanahan on Instagram.
Cavan native, Sophie Bell, showcases her farming life online whilst balancing farm work with a position in veterinary pharmaceuticals.
The former That’s Farming contributor completed an honour degree in agriculture with animal science at Harper Adams University and was awarded the 2021 Harper Ireland President’s Prize.
Follow Sophie Bell on Instagram.
Keeping up with the Hastings
Galway sisters and teachers, Miriam, and Rachel Hastings, joined the platform on March 26th, 2022, just days after schools closed their doors in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
We profiled the suckler and sheep farming sisters at the beginning of their Instagram journey and caught up with them last year.
Follow Keeping up with the Hastings on Instagram.
Alice is a first-generation farmer and dairy farm manager in Co. Cork, originally from the UK, known as ‘The Calf Girl’.
She completed an agriculture business management degree from the University of Reading and completed a stint on a 1,500-cow dairy farm in New Zealand.
Follow Alice Hodges on Instagram.
Former That’s Farming contributor, and WIT agricultural science graduate, Emma McCormack, manages a 450-cow dairy herd.
She hails from a beef and sheep farm and previously worked as a relief milker and on a pig farm.
She completed her degree in 2019 and worked for a local farmer before joining Stokestown Dairies in January 2020.
McCormack has been since promoted to the position of farm manager of the large-scale enterprise.
Read an interview That’s Farming conducted with Emma.
Follow EmmaMc_Farming on Instagram.
Joanne hails from a family-run sheep farm in Co Sligo and is a working/competition sheep shearer in Ireland.
She has held the Queen of the Shears title on three occasions, is an intermediate shearing world finalist is on the ROI wool handling team.
We previously shared a clip of her attempt at the ‘bale off’ challenge.
Follow Joanne the Shearer on Instagram.
Anna is a Co Down-based fourth-generation dairy farmer and BSc (Hons) agricultural technology with professional studies graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast and CAFRE.
She is currently an agri-environment adviser with CAFRE, and we featured an article with her tips on sustainable dairy farming last year.
Follow AnnaTrues on Instagram.
Margaret Little is a nurse turned dairy farmer, farming alongside her husband, Andrew, and father-in-law, Raymond, in Tempo, Co Fermanagh.
The family use the social media platform as “a journal of our agri life in NI because you cannot print videos”.
Previously, That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, interviewed Margaret, who provided an insight into her journey into agriculture, dairy expansion and the future of farming.
Read this interview. Follow Drumderg Farm on Instagram.