Women working in the dairy industry will have the opportunity to connect, share and be inspired at the inaugural Women in Dairy conference, which takes place later this year
The event will see the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) dairy board chairman Gwyn Jones scope out women’s role in dairy; Nuffield scholar Tanya Robbins explore how innovative women are in today’s agriculture, while Wisconsin based Genus ABS chief operating officer Saskia Korink will discuss working in the global dairy sector.
Closer to home, livestock scientist Miriam Parker will bring delegates to understand how to see the world through the eyes of cattle, while Di Wastenage – who farms in Devon with her husband, Peter – will discuss her role in the practical operations of their 645ha farm, carrying 1,090 cows across four units.
There will also be an opportunity to find out more about Women in Dairy, the national platform for networking and knowledge transfer recently launched by The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and Promar International a Genus plc company, supported by AHDB Dairy.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) national co-ordinator, Emily Egan said: “This new network which is designed to bring together all women working in the dairy industry has three clearly defined objectives – to connect, share and inspire, and generate camaraderie for all women working within the sector.
“We are looking forward to bringing together and welcoming delegates from throughout the UK and from across the sector, whether they are partners in the business or farming in their own right, calf-rearers, students, vets or from the supply trade.
“Among them will be members of the 10 newly established Women in Dairy regional groups together with those who would like to explore joining or helping to establish a new group,” she added.
For further information and to book your place visit www.rabdf.co.uk/events