Spotlight on women in dairy

By Dairy News

The Power of Women in Dairy dinner is always a highlight of the dairy week calendar and this year will be no exception.

The dinner provides women with a chance to get together and relax and unwind from their busy International Dairy Week schedules, even if it is only for a couple of hours.

A change in format this year will see the event take a new twist with a three-person panel facilitated by Casey Treloar a feature of the night.

Casey is a reporter for Channel 7 and passionate dairy industry advocate. Her parents were forced to sell their dairy farm last year.

She will be talking to three different women all with a story to tell, while facilitating questions from the audience.

The night will also see the crowning of the 2020 Bette Hall Power of Women in Dairy Award for Excellence.

Bette was an exceptional cow woman, great business woman and an inspiration to the dairy industry. She started breeding cows in the 1950s and was an early adaptor of breeding technologies which went on to form the basis of many of the amazing cows at Plana Holsteins.

This will be the fifth year for the award and previous winners include Pam Malcolm, Lyn Boyd, Lisa Broad and Jenny Gray.

Information on the POW World Dairy Expo 2020 scholarship will also be provided on the night.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to attend one of the pampering stations set up around the room including head, neck, hand and feet massages, Rodan Fields skincare, mini pedicures and manicures and a hairdresser station.

Tickets are $10 and include nibbles and drinks.

The event will be held at Wilson Hall, Tatura Park on Monday, January 20 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

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