Women dairy leaders share their experience at Farm World
The significant role that women play within the dairy industry will be a highlight of the “Women in Agriculture luncheon’ to be held at Farm World 2016, at Lardner Park, Warragul, on Thursday April 7. Three inspirational women who have played noteworthy roles in the industry will share their stories and insights with the audience.
Janet Moxey has seen Moxey Farms, at Gooloogong in NSW, grow from humble conditions to currently milk 3800 cows and, through a joint venture with Perich Farms, Freedom Foods and the New Hope Group are aiming to increase their numbers to 5000 cows. Along with her family and partners, Moxey Farms employs over 100 people. Following her husband Paul’s death in 2001, Janet has taken an active role in agri-politics including being a board member of Australian Dairy Farmers and the first female vice-president of the NSW Farmers Association.
Dr Sinead De Gooyer juggles family, dairy farming and general practice, as well as being a director of GippsDairy and the Gippsland Primary Health Network.
Along with husband Evan and their three children, she operates a share farming operation at Korumburra. Sinead is a general practitioner at Leongatha Healthcare, focussing on mental and adolescent health.
Kelly Ward is Dairy Australia’s industry promotions manager. She is a strategic communications specialist with a special interest in implementing social marketing campaigns to prompt b2ehavioural change.
Being responsible for the communications to support the LEGENDAIRY campaign rollout, Kelly will detail the LEGENDAIRY campaign and the amazing women involved in the dairy industry.
The function follows the ongoing success of ‘Ladies Day – Women in Agriculture’ and, linking in with the field days’ dairy theme, ‘Dairy - An Industry on the move’, the Women in Agriculture luncheon is supported by LEGENDAIRY and Farm World Strategic Partners; the Commonwealth Bank, Evans Petroleum BP and the Baw Baw Shire Council. Last year 300 people were delighted with the revelations at the luncheon presentations. Previous speakers have included Margaret Jackson, Sue Pieters-Hawke and Dame Quentin Bryce.
The luncheon is scheduled to commence at 12.00 noon and is planned to finish at 2.00pm. The $40 cost per head will include entry into Farm World, a light lunch, beer and soft drink. Booking can be made through www.trybooking.com/17772