Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall congratulated Ms Cains and awarded her with a $10,000 Westpac bursary, which will be used to develop her project Dairy Cocoon.
“Cressida is an outstanding winner and is passionate about supporting small scale farmers to adapt and grow their businesses.
“She will use her bursary to create an online platform and support hub that will assist dairy farmers to develop and produce their own unique branded products.
“I can’t wait to see Cressida go on to contest the National Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award later this year and I’m certain she will do NSW proud,” said Mr Marshall.
Ms Cains said work would now begin to get Dairy Cocoon up and running, which will enable farmers to create industry and product specific business plans.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing award and have the opportunity to turbocharge my project.
“It will include a range of business tools, information and education, as well as an online community to facilitate connections and support that meets the needs of the dairy industry,” said Ms Cains.
Mr Marshall also congratulated runner-up Tammy Galvin from Narrandera, who along with Ms Cains was selected from an exceptional field of nominees.