New South Wales’ 2020 Rural Women’s Award finalists


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NSW has announced the two inspirational women who have been selected as state finalists in the 2020 Rural Women’s Award.

Cressida Cains

Cressida Cains is the founder of Pecora Dairy, an artisan sheep milk dairy and cheesery in the NSW Southern Highlands. Passionate about the industry Cressida wants to address the alarming rate of dairy closures by supporting small scale farmers to adapt and grow their business.

Cressida will use the Westpac Bursary to assist farmers develop and produce unique branded products using Dairy Cocoon, an online platform and support hub. It will include a range of business tools, information and education and an online community to facilitate connections with industry expertise and networks.



Tammy Galvin

Tammy Galvin lives at Narrandera with her partner and young daughter. A beef farmer and contractor she also works for Riverina Local Land Services and is a Councillor on Narrandera Shire Council.

Tammy will use the Westpac Bursary to will bring together women, businesses and services through face-to-face networking events, a website and business directory, and online forums using Riverina Women’s Connect Network. In establishing the new network Tammy hopes to facilitate leadership opportunities, social connectivity and stimulate the regional economy.

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