Sidebar 5: Laura Kivits, 32, Dalkeith (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)

Laura milks 30 cows with her husband, Doug, on the family farm she acquired from her father in 2005. They have one son, Liam, born in December.

Greatest success. “Keeping it (the farm) running and doing it with Liam around.”

Greatest challenge. Preparing for and learning to cope with a new son at home.

Words of advice. If you can put your mind to it, you can do it.
 “There’s no gender difference.”

Better Farming - May 2009