Farming · 4 May 2020

Southland Farmer Announced As Dairy Women’s Network Regional Finalist

News Desk

News Desk


Drummond woman Jessica Goodwright has been announced as one of four Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) finalists for the 2020 DWN Regional Leader of the Year Award.

Jessica is the Dairy Women’s Network Regional Leader for Central Southland, and also farms in equity partnership with another dairy farm in Southland, along with husband Lyall and three children. In her spare time, she even manages to fit in study for her Diploma in Agribusiness Management through Primary ITO.

According to the Dairy Women’s Network CEO Jules Benton, the regional leaders of DWN are a “vital point of contact for farmers”.

“They organise, host, and promote regional events all over New Zealand aimed at providing our communities with informative and relevant knowledge to enhance themselves, their business, and the dairy industry.”

“We needed to acknowledge their efforts and celebrate their leadership in their community so developed the inaugural Dairy Women’s Network DWN Regional Leader of the Year award, which is supported by insurance brokers Crombie Lockwood.”

The three other finalists are spread throughout the rest of New Zealand, with Sue Skelton southwest of Whangarei, Tania Burrows from Mid-Canterbury, and Rebecca Green from North Canterbury.

The winner will receive registration for the New Zealand Women’s Leadership Symposium in Auckland in late September that includes travel and accommodation and two mentoring sessions to support them on their leadership journey or goals. The winner will be announced in early May.