School: Waikato Diocesan Girls' School
Tertiary: Massey University, 2014-2016
Degree: Bachelor of AgriScience
Current employment: Contract milking in Bay of Plenty
Job description: Working with the farm owner to manage all aspects of the running of the farm including staff management, grazing management, reproduction etc. Our role is to work with the farm owner to ensure that we achieve our goals and the farm owners.
Comments on the scholarship:The scholarship meant that I could come out of university with less debt than many of my classmates, and in turn I have had a head start on my future. The DairyNZ scholarship opened many doors to future employment and gave me a competitive advantage in the initial stages of entering the dairy sector. I also really benefited from the interaction with dairy sector representatives encouraged by the scholarship programme.
Future plans: To build our contract milking business with the ultimate goal being farm ownership.
Scholarship recipient: 1 year