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Celebrating dairy women

By Dairy News

WOMEN IN dairy will be celebrated at International Dairy Week’s annual Power of Women event on Tuesday, January 22.

Rosalie Ham, author of three books including her bestseller The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film, will be guest speaker at the event.

Ms Ham was born and raised in Jerilderie, NSW, where her family still farms, and now lives in Melbourne.

She holds a Masters degree in creative writing and teaches literature, and has just released her third book The Year of the Farmer.

2017 Power of Women dairying scholarship recipient and Gunbower dairy farmer Clare Modra will share her experiences from the World Dairy Expo and the presentation of the Bette Hall Power of Women in Dairy Excellence Award will also take place.

This event is raising funds for the next POW scholarship and raising vital funds for suicide prevention projects at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

The event will be held at Wilson Hall, Tatura Park from 7 pm to 9.30 pm, and the $10 ticket includes ribbon sandwiches, nibbles and champagne or soft drink.

For more information, phone Jade Sieben on 0407 377 114 or Robyn Barber 0418 656 082. Tickets are available online only at: www.trybooking.com/YTHK

Gunbower dairy farmer Clare Modra will share her experiences from the World Dairy Expo.