“I am a consultant to the dairy business now. I live about an hour from Madison here in southwest Wisconsin. I was a dairy farmer for 15 years running my own dairy farm. And that dream was complete, and we sold our cows about two years ago. And now I work with dairy farms across the nation in my real job. My volunteer job is President and Founder of Dairy Girl Network where I get to work with so many inspirational women and help them move themselves forward.”
She says it’s all about creating a community.
“We have been very intentional about making sure that we reach women who would otherwise be isolated. So, these are not just women who are in Indiana or in Kansas or in Georgia, but also women maybe in areas where you would think they'd have lots of contact with other dairy farmers like Wisconsin and Minnesota and California. But the reality is, is that there are fewer farms and that means there's more distance between the farms, and there are a lot of people who feel isolated. And what we want to do is make sure that they know there are women just like them and that they can actually be connected to them.”
Dairy Girl Network will host its national conference next month.
“Yeah, we have our national conference that's coming up November first through the fourth in Mystic Lake, Minnesota. And our Dairy Girl Network Conference is always different than the average conference. We make it that way because we want to be sure that every woman who comes to our event, not only do they feel connected to other women like them, but also that they can learn more about themselves so that they can get more out of their crazy busy days. We want our conference to feel like a break, but also like a battery recharge, because they're going to be motivated with all of the new information that they have.”
Learn more at DairyGirlNetwork.com.