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The number of females attending colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. surpassed the number of male enrollees in 1986. And with current enrollment hovering around 80 percent women, most vets who retire in the coming years will be replaced by a female practitioner.

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Training for and running a half-marathon is a lot like life. There are twists and turns, and you never know where the road will lead.

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Last September, I was invited to deliver the keynote address at the sixth annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, which was held this year in the Land O’Lakes hometown of Minneapolis. I accepted enthusiastically and, specifically, was asked to discuss “Navigating Ag’s Disrupted Environment: Why Ag Is Still Right for Women.”

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Amanda Jeffs is the third generation of her family on the farm her grandfather established near Stirling, Ontario. She farms with her parents, Fred and Taleana, and brother, Andrew, at Jeffred and Jeffson Farms.

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When Kim Schrijver wanted to start his own dairy operation, he created a business plan and barn layout as part of his application to Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s (DFO) New Entrant Quota Assistance Program.

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Maintaining a position in the top 20 in any field is not something that comes about by accident. It takes hard work and dedication, but that is something not in short supply at Dual Lane Farms, where Bill Kloepfer and his four sons live and work.

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