First Ever Women in Dairy Conference 9 September

UK – All women in dairying will have the chance to make connections, share knowledge and learn about their role in the industry at a special conference next month.
calendar icon 25 August 2015
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The Sixways Stadium, Worcester, will hold the inaugural women in dairy conference on Wednesday 9 September and will explore female innovation in dairying at home and abroad.

AHDB Dairy board chairman, Gwyn Jones will scope out women’s role in dairy; Nuffield scholar, Tanya Robbins will explore just how innovative women are in today’s agriculture, whilst Wisconsin based Genus ABS chief operating officer, Saskia Korink will discuss working in the global dairy sector.

Miriam Parker will bring delegates to understand how to see the world through the eyes of cattle whilst 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, and supported by AHDB Dairy.

Emily Egan, RABDF national coordinator, said the conference has three objectives – share, inspire and to “generate camaraderie”.

“Those three objectives will be reflected in the conference, our first major event to which 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,” said Mrs Egan. “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.”

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