Abby Scott is a Senior Consulting Officer at DairyNZ, although currently on maternity leave to look after her two sons, Tommy and Leo. Her role at DairyNZ is part of the extension team and involves running discussion groups and field days. Abby also works one on one with farmers to help them achieve positive on farm change and to identify and work towards their long term goals.
Abby grew up on a dairy farm in Carrington, just out of Carterton. This is where she developed her passion for farming and the rural lifestyle. She worked on both dairy farms and a few sheep and beef operations while growing up, as well as during holidays to pay her way through uni. Abby attended Massey University in Palmerston North and studied Applied Science majoring in Agriculture and Agribusiness. Once graduated she gained a Graduate Consulting Officer position with DairyNZ.
While Abby is taking a break from her role, she keeps herself busy helping husband Jason out over the winter at the run off with winter grazers, and calf rearing in the spring. Jase, along with his family, own and operate Scott's Ag Contacting, a rural contracting business based in the Wairarapa. "I love the industry mainly because I get to work with people everyday, and look into such a range of farm systems, no one day is the same so it makes work exciting, it doesn't offer feel like work, especially on the sunny days!"
Abby, It is the very best feeling to truly love your job. How lucky you are, and how lucky are the farmers who get to work with you! All the best on your return to work.