The 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable is scheduled forOct 16-17 in Des Moines, Iowa coinciding with the week of the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue and International Symposium.

As the Roundtable approaches GFN is introducing this years participants. So let’s get to know a little bit aboutCheryl Hazenberg who farms in Ireland, and also Canada


Farmer: CherylHazenberg

Cheryl Hazenberg and her husband, Kenneth Bray, joined by a holstein calf.

Country: Ireland

Where is your farm located?

Our family farmis located inCounty Westmeath, Ireland pretty much in the center of the country.

What does your farm look like? What is the size of your farm? What do you grow or raise?

My husband, Kenneth Bray, is the 8thgeneration of his family to farm this land. We are currently milking 70 primarily purebred Holsteins on 96 acres. (Cheryl is also engaged in her own familys beef cattle operation in Canada.)

What are you looking forward to most as you prepare to participate in the 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable?

I am most looking forward to meeting the other participants and in working towards solutions to common problems that we all face. Its nice to know that everyone shares similar issues and that none of us are alone in figuring them out.

Holsteins enjoying the Irish pasture and countryside.