Women dairy lead­ers share their ex­pe­ri­ence at Farm World

Farm World News - - Farm World 2016 -

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

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