TV host headlines lunch

Pip Courtney will be the keynote speaker at the South West Dairy Ladies Luncheon on August 17.

The 2022 South West Dairy Ladies Luncheon will be held on August 17 at Deakin University, Warrnambool.

Pip Courtney will be the keynote speaker and will be supported by a panel of entrepreneurial local farming women in a panel session leading into lunch, which will complement the event theme of ‘Telling Stories’.

The daughter of print journalist and editor Michael Courtney, Pip grew up in Tasmania.

At school, Pip tossed up between two careers — wool classing and journalism.

With assorted aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins on the land, her interest in agriculture led her to study ag science, but when it came to choosing a career journalism won out, so she studied politics and English at university.

On graduating she joined ABC news in Hobart and in 1993 she combined her two interests when she joined ABC TV’s Landline.

With a number of prestigious awards in journalism under her belt, Pip was appointed host of Landline in 2012.

WestVic Dairy thanked all the sponsors who make the day possible.

The event runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

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