Allflex and DWN2021 Step Up Together Conference – Ashburton

Tuesday 13 April 2021

This year, we’re bringing our conference to you.  

We’re building greater relationships in the regions and giving you a place to connect with us, with each other, and with yourselves. We’re inviting dairy women around the country to join us for one day packed with plenty of opportunities for growth as we Step Up Together. From workshops and networking sessions, to just taking time out away from the farm, Allflex and DWN2021 is a chance to fill your bucket and celebrate the role that you play in the industry.

It’s a time to prioritise, reset and, through interaction with other like-minded women, to build confidence in yourself. A safe environment for learning offers both personal and professional growth, with access to knowledge to improve your own farming operations or provide the necessary support, depending on your role within the industry.

The aim is to provide a special opportunity for connection so that you can go back to work energised and with the support of a wider network of dairy women.

7.45am Registration
8.15am Conference Open and Welcome
9.25am Workshop – Financial Success – Where to Invest?
10.55am Morning Tea
11.15am Workshop – Clear as Water
1.20pm Lunch
2.15pm Workshop – You Only Live Once
3.30pm Keynote Speaker – Gemma McCaw
4.45pm Conference Closing
5.00pm Networking Hour



We’re excited to welcome Gemma McCaw as our keynote speaker! As a former Black Stick and three-time Olympian Gemma knows a thing or two about resilience, teamwork, health and wellbeing. Since closing the curtain on her career to be a mother she’s dedicated her time to running talks and keynote sessions on reaching your full potential, backed by qualifications in Sport and Exercise Science and Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Her career has given her a unique view on the ups and downs of high-performance sport that she transfers into everyday life lessons.

As a busy mother Gemma recognises the challenge that many of us are facing when it comes to balancing home with work, happiness and health. Her focus is on helping us to understand that small steps toward health and wellbeing can go a long way, and how we can build confidence to achieve our very best.


Financial Success – Where to Invest?Learn about diversification and where to invest in your farm and your future, on and off the farm, with an interactive panel discussion. Ask our on-hand experts any questions to take home the information you need.
Panellists: Ben Speedy, Jeremy Savage, David Seath, Roseanne Megaw, Henry Bolt

Clear as water – Get a better understanding of the Freshwater Policy in this interactive panel with representatives from your local councils, local industry organisations and local Iwi. Learn what the policy means for the dairy industry, how we can combat it and what’s required from us as farmers.
Panellists: Tony Fransen, Mat Cullen, Chris Allen, Neil Brown, Alison Worth, Shona Sluys

You Only Live Once Let’s talk about mental health. This session will help you to understand the importance of a good work/life balance and how to support the wellbeing of yourself, your partner and your farm team.
Presenters: Wayne and Tyler Langford


Join us and our partners for drinks and canapes following a day packed with learning and connection. We will also be celebrating the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year and Dairy Women’s Network Regional Leader of the Year awards, recognising any finalists and recipients from the region. 


Accommodation is available at Hotel Ashburton. Just mention you are with Dairy Women’s Network when making your booking. Click here to book.



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  • Ashburton Conference
     April 13, 2021
     7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Venue:  Hotel Ashburton


11/35 Racecourse Road, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand


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  • April 13, 2021 7:45
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  • Canterbury
  • Hotel Ashburton
  • Dairy Women's Network
  • 11/35 Racecourse Road
  • Conference