Balancing Act: The Challenges of Being a Full-Time Worker, Farm Helper, and Mom


In this conversation, IL Ag  caught up with Cheryl Hazenberg, a dairy farmer from Ireland and member of the GFN. Now, with a 14-month old child, Cheryl gives an update on her farming journey, the progress of the farm’s succession plan, and her experience of returning to a full-time job.

Cheryl Hazenberg

Cheryl Hazenberg

Farms with husband Kenneth Bray, who is the 8th generation of his family to farm this land. They milk primarily purebred Holsteins on 96 acres in the center of Ireland. They employ a primarily pasture-based system. Cheryl remains active in her family's Canadian beef farm and in the industry.

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