Women manage significant roles on dairy farms and vendor businesses, in addition to serving in leadership positions amongst industry organizations. The experience of professional women involved within the dairy industry is very unique. Passions, triumphs and challenges are somewhat different, compared to other agricultural sectors.
Many dairy women desire fellow connections and insights for success. The Dairy Girl Network aspires to help one another in continuing to move industry progress forward. The group offers opportunities for all women in the dairy industry to achieve personal and professional development.
Dairy Girl Network Leadership
The Dairy Girl Network Board of Directors includes elected representatives serving as dairy farmers and industry professionals.
Dairy Girl Network Founder and President
Dairy farmer, Cobb, WI
|I have always been an advocate for advancing women to leadership roles within agriculture. The Dairy Girl Network may influence women dairy farmers and dairy professionals, as well as a battery re-charge for the women who will be lending a hand.|
|Kristy Pagel, Diamond V
|The opportunity for me, personally and professionally to pay-it-forward to other passionate women is vitally important to building their confidence, support and skills toward a strong future.|
|Michelle Philibeck, ImmuCell
|I’m happy to support any organization that makes our agricultural voice stronger. As women, we are inherently empathetic and passionate. A group of empathetic and passionate people is bound to carry our message of agriculture’s value, wholesomeness and sustainability to a broader audience.|
|LuAnn Troxel, Hanna, IN
|The Dairy Girl Network provides a unique forum for women who love the dairy industry to share ideas and make connections. It’s just great to be involved and see how this organization can grow!|
|Carrie Mess, Milford, WI
|We all need a mentor or just a little support from someone who understands what we do everyday. The DGN brings women together from our unique industry to give that understanding, support and friendship.|
|Sadie Frericks, Melrose, MN
|Dairy girls need other dairy girls. Someone to turn to when we have questions; someone who will listen when we need to celebrate a triumph or lament a challenge. I am positively thrilled to see the Dairy Girl Network bringing dairy girls together.|
|Leah Hurtgen Ziemba, Michael, Best & Friedrick LLP
|I’ve found that the right mentor at the right time is vital to achieving personal and professional success. I welcome the opportunity to provide my perspective to the Dairy Girl Network and giving back to the agricultural industry that I love.|
Dairy Girl Network Director of Public Relations
|Early roots on the farm shaped my career path along the dairy tanbark and empowered me to reach new heights. The DGN vision is exciting and I look forward to seeing my own daughters grow as dairy girls in the future.|
Dairy Girl Network Director of Program Development
|Sharing a passion and love for the dairy cow is what brings these passionate, hardworking and remarkable Dairy Girls together. Yet it is each individual girl’s support, discussion and relationship with other Dairy Girls that truly makes each of us stand out and shine.|