Lauren Peterson

As a "city chick" from Melbourne Lauren had no previous agricultural or rural experience until the 1st June 2014 when she and her partner began leasing our Dairy Farm and milking 32 cows. They have since grown to now be milking 140 cows and her focus is on building a financially and environmentally sustainable business and environment for her childrens' generation's future. Lauren has just completed the National Rural Womens Coalition's Sustainability program and is an active member of Australian Women in Agriculture, Dairy Australia's Young Dairy Network, United Dairy Farmers of Victoria and the CWA. As an individual farmer I am only one person achieving small change; with a collective we can make sure Farmer's contribution towards Climate Change Action is not only recognised but leveraged.