Belinda Price

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2021

Belinda Price is a sharemilker based in Whanganui. After entering the industry 12 years ago through a sharemilking contract, Belinda and her husband now own a dairy farm in Taranaki and sharemilk 650 cows in Nukumaru, where she is responsible for the day-to-day running, calf-rearing, human resources and administration for their two businesses.

Active in upskilling herself, she completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and shares her knowledge and experience across many mentorship roles within the industry including PrimaryITO, DairyNZ’s Dairy Connect Programme and Rural Support.

Belinda’s influence on the industry is widespread with additional roles with Environment Leaders Taranaki and the Step Change Pilot Programme with DairyNZ to make changes to their farm operations for better environmental outcomes.

Belinda demonstrates a passion for people, building up the industry from grass roots through her roles in coaching and mentorship. Already a role model in the industry, she seeks knowledge and applies her learnings to her own practice as well as freely sharing it with her circle of influence in the industry. Belinda’s beliefs and values create a strong foundation for leadership.

– Judges Panel

 

Past Recipients

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2020

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2019

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2018

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2017

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2016

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2015