Stony Creek dairy farmer Catherine Hanrahan enjoys a coffee with GippsDairy’s Leah Maslen at the Women in Dairy Discussion Group event at Koonwarra.

Logan Verboon was the only bloke at the Women in Dairy Discussion Group. Logan was with mum Jess (right) and fellow Leongatha farmer Bev Price.

THE Women in Dairy Discussion Group (South) met in Koonwarra recently to talk about life on and off the farm.
Held at Milly and Romeo’s café in Koonwarra, the group discussed the present situation in the dairy industry and how farming families are dealing with it.
GippsDairy’s Leah Maslen, who facilitated the event, said allowing women to talk about the highs and lows of dairy life is important.
“Everyone’s situation is unique, so having an opportunity to talk about your own circumstances and listen to what others are going through can be very worthwhile,” Leah said.
“Even just to know that you are not the only one out there with challenges can help lighten the load a little bit.”
Farm safety was another item on the menu, which also included coffee, lunch and dessert.
“It was another great day for the Women in Dairy Discussion Groups, which have really taken off in South and West Gippsland,” Leah said.
“We’d also love to get a Macalister Irrigation District group up and running by next year, so please contact me if you would be interested in forming a group in the MID.”
For more information on the Women in Dairy Discussion Groups, contact Leah on 5624 3900 or at