Wearer of many hats, Greta Baynes describes herself as a people connector, family chef, milk maid and animal lover. She has a real passion for growing the agricultural industry and through her many roles is able to do that. Greta is a PrimaryITO dairy course tutor for Dairy Training Ltd (a subsidiary of DairyNZ); a Vet, completing consultancy work for a small number of clients; and Office Manager for her brother’s firewood business on the East Coast.
Allison Boon will never forget her last day as a dairy farmer’s daughter.
Her family sat on the truck tailgate and watched trailer loads of cattle leave their farm yard in a 1986 buy out. Her dad was a third generation dairy farmer and she vividly recalls the somber feeling of watching a great dairyman say goodbye to his herd.
Despite originally being a townie, Jessie Chan-Dorman has found her place in the dairy industry. This year has seen the tenacious go-getter awarded for her dedication and contribution by being named Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. And she still has a lot more to give to the industry she is passionate about.
Jodi Hoynoski works for Holstein Association USA, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont as Executive Director, Holstein Identification and Member Services. She oversees registrations, transfers, membership, ear tags, and customer service. She coordinates the delegate election, is the liaison with state Holstein associations and the Show and Nominating committees.
Danyel Hosto is a consumer-focused food producer and marketer from a small town in Wisconsin, USA. Growing up on her family’s dairy farm, she fell in love with the animals and the notion that her family was producing food for others. Much of her youth was spent around the farm showing pedigree Holsteins, judging dairy cattle and developing her own cow families.