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‘I’m a girl whose head turns when they hear a tractor passing’

20-year-old Violet Ryan studies a BSc in Agriculture at Waterford Institute of Technology and intends to graduate with a BSc Honours in Land Management.

‘I purchased my first-ever calf at the mart for €80’

Rebecca Ryan, 21, studied childcare after her Leaving Cert, but later studied a level 5 certificate in agriculture at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, before beginning a level 6 in dairy herd management.

‘I am happiest in the parlour or sitting behind the wheel of a tractor’

18-year-old Maeve O'Connor works on a 200-cow farm and helps her parents milk 100 cows in Co. Cork.

‘Despite coming from a tillage background, my absolute favourite thing to do is to milk cows’

Emily Gowing comes from a tillage farming background and is studying a BSc in Agriculture at Waterford Institute of Technology student.

‘It’s great to be involved in the teaching of the younger generation of farmers’

ITT agricultural science graduate, Rachel Clancy, is a dairy farmer and college teacher at Salesian Agricultural College.

‘I won’t deny that I had to prove myself twice to many farmers’

Ciara Byers, a 19-year-old dairy farmer from Co. Cavan, studies agricultural science at UCD.

Sixth-generation farmer running her own farm shop at the age of 22

Sixth-generation farmer, Emily McGowan, studies agri-food business with marketing at Harper Adams University while running a 500-strong sheep farm and her own farm shop in Killinchy, Co. Down.

New video series challenges perceptions about women in agriculture

New video series challenges perceptions about women in agriculture

Living the dream on an 860-cow farm over 17,000kms from home

Courtney McMullan studies a foundation degree in agriculture and technology at CAFRE, Greenmount campus and works on an 860-cow dairy farm in New Zealand.

VIDEO: Celebrating the role of women in agriculture

In celebration of #Farm24, a trio of young farmers have launched a video to raise the visibility of women in the sector.
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