Name: Chelsea Goodall
Training institute: Dairy Training Limited
Qualification: Studying for the New Zealand Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Background: Born and raised in the city, Chelsea loves life on farm since marrying Hayden and raising their children in the country. “Our children have only ever known farm life and love it.”
Supporting Hayden in his new farm manager role, Chelsea rears calves and helps with record keeping and administration.
With a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Social Policy, Chelsea’s career change came when Hayden entered the dairy sector as a career farmer about five years ago. "I am now involved fully in the sector as a Committee member for the Dairy Industry Awards and as a team leader for the Dairy Trainee section in the Bay of Plenty region."
Reasons/benefits of completing the New Zealand Diploma of Agribusiness Management: “I am doing this study to help me launch my own career in the dairy sector," Chelsea explains.
“The diploma will provide me the knowledge, understanding and insight that I need. I started with no farming background, no previous experience and nothing to unlearn. I am now getting information, knowledge, ideas, inspiration that are assisting me reach my goal of a dairy sector career.”
Future goals: Chelsea and Hayden aim to have a contract milking business within two years. “I want to have a career within the sector with PrimaryITO, DairyNZ or Fonterra. I have a passion for the sector, a desire to succeed personally and to be an advocate for dairying. I want to make a difference whenever I am.”