As a district veterinarian with NSW Local Land Services based in Wagga Wagga, Dione Howard is not so far from her family’s Illawarra Merino Stud and mixed cropping property where she spent her childhood surrounded by the sounds of headers and shearing sheds. It’s a journey that has continued as she has honed her expertise to include animal production, welfare communication and animal biosecurity. As a vet she sees her role as one of many professionals who work alongside farmers.
“I am excited to take part in Youth Voices because I believe 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 believes it is important for enthusiastic young people to be connected to agriculture so they and industry can mutually benefit. “And it’s also lots of fun!”
To learn more about Dione, connect with her on LinkedIn.