From the mouths they feed to the communities they support, farmers across Canada make an incredible impact everyday – just ask Kara Enright, Co-Founder and farmer at Enright Cattle Company!
Kara Enright was raised on her family farm located just outside of Tweed, Ontario. Kara was always very passionate about farming and decided to pursue an education in Agriculture at the University of Guelph. She graduated with both a diploma in Agriculture and a degree in Animal Science. She then accepted a position as a beef nutritionist covering Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, spending five years with the feed company. During that time, Kara married her high school sweetheart, Darold Enright. They decided to purchase a farm a couple concessions south of her family’s. A few years later, she and Darold started a family with the birth of their first son Corben, who is now eleven and their daughter Evelyn who is now 6.
In addition to working at the farm and the abattoir, marketing and building the Enright brand, Kara is very involved in promoting Canadian beef. She is a director of the Hastings County Cattlemen’s Association and has also served on the board of the Canadian Simmental Association and the Ontario Simmental Association. And if any more evidence were needed that Kara truly represents today’s modern farmer, ask her about the time she jumped into a beaver pond to retrieve one of her most essential pieces of equipment – her iPhone!
“When you buy from a local farm, you’re influxing cash into the rural economy. By supporting local business, it really keeps our rural communities going.”
On this week’s StartupWomen Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, Kara discusses consumer responsibility and education, the ins-and-outs of sustainable cattle farming, and her rural story.