Stephanie Walker is a farm assistant at Landcorp Farming Ltd and has recently taken out the Manawatu Dairy Industry 'Trainee of the year' Award along with 4 out of 5 available merits.
Early in March, Manawatu held the regional dairy industry awards night. With Stephanie winning the 2017 'Trainee Of The Year' for the Manawatu region, as well as the 'Farming Knowledge Award', the 'Communication & Engagement Award', the 'Community & Involvement Award' and the 'Practical Skills Award'.

Stephanie now heads to Auckland at the start of May to compete in the National Dairy Industry Awards against other regional finalists. Stephanie is the only female trainee to attend nationals this year.

Stephanie has a great passion and motivation to progress in the Dairy Industry and within the next 5 years hopes to be managing a 400 cow dairy farm. Stephanie says she enjoys the number side of farming. "Winning the awards has definitely helped grow me both personally and career wise."

Keep striving for excellence Stephanie! We can not wait to watch where you end up in the industry over the coming years. Good luck for Nationals!!