Having grown up on Omarama Station in the MacKenzie Basin, Annabelle Subtil considers herself extremely fortunate to have her own family growing up on the same land. She has been back home with husband and two children, running the 12,000 ha sheep & beef property for the last twenty years.
Dr Danila Marini (27) believes sheep are smart and she’s determined to prove it - and she’s
not even a Kiwi! Danila works as a research scientist with the University of New England in
Armidale in northern New South Wales, and through multiple degrees and research projects
has always had the welfare of sheep in the front of her mind.
Raewyn Hills has always been surrounded by farm animals. After going along to a relations dairy farm at at age 8 and working with calves for Lamb & Calf day throughout her primary school years, a passion for dairy farming was discovered at a young age. She went on to spend her secondary school years relief milking at weekends before heading to Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre to complete Level 4 Dairy in 2004.
For Kate Scott, describing what she does is like describing world politics, it is unclear, messy and tinted with many shades of grey! Whilst her official title is Executive Director, of Landpro Limited, a planning and surveying consultancy company which she jointly founded in 2007. Kate holds many roles including, business owner, mum, part time squash player, ex-farmer, 2018 Nuffield Scholar, and all-round generalist.
Born and bred Southlander Jaime McCrostie grew up in the small rural community of Otahuti on a sheep farm. Together with her brother she grew up having a love for animals and the outdoors.
After being introduced to dairy cows through a neighbouring farm and learning to milk the herd Jaime has carved a career in the dairy industry which has proven to be her true calling and passion.
Hayley Goodwin is an extremely focused on her career of choice. With a love of cows the 36 year old chose to follow a dairy farming career from a young age.
Dairy Farming has been in her blood all her life and she made the decision at 15 to leave school and start her journey to where she is today.
If you have attended a NZ Young Farmers regional or grand final competition in the last few years you may have run into the vibrant and well organised Bridget Johnson.
Bridget is the current events manager for NZ Young Farmers and currently is helping bring the 50th year of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year grand final contest too Invercargill in July this year.