Dione Howard’s journey that began on her family’s Illawarra Merino Stud in the Riverina and has continued as she has honed her expertise to include animal production, welfare communication and animal biosecurity. As the District Veterinarian for NSW Local Land Services in Wagga Wagga, she sees her role as one of many health professionals who work alongside farmers.
She believes, “Young Farming Champions play an important role in future of agriculture as voices of our industries. I want to ensure our stories continue to be shared and I am also looking forward to giving back to an organisation that has done so much to help me – both personally and professionally.”
Dione knows it is important for enthusiastic young people to be connected to agriculture so they and industry can mutually benefit. She was a Young Farming Champion in 2015-2016 and is currently the Innovation Leader for the Youth Voices Leadership Team.
To learn more about Dione, connect with her on LinkedIn.