Sara loves her job, but admits she originally got into dairy farming merely as a way of funding her travel to Europe.
“Fifteen years ago, I had my heart set on heading overseas, but I needed a job for six months to earn my plane tickets. A farming friend was short of workers during the calving and mating season, so I said, ‘I know nothing about farming, but you need help. So why don’t you teach me, and I’ll make myself useful till it’s time to fly out.’”
Instead, she grew to love the farming life and eventually became a sharemilker. During those years, a child arrived, and her family expanded, to the point where fulltime farming became unworkable.
“As my daughter grew and needed more of my time, I started doing ‘mum hours’, a nine to four shift. Long term, I knew it wasn’t sustainable. I also knew that I wanted to stay in the world of farming, so I began looking for a job that would keep me involved.”
That’s when Sara saw the field rep opportunity with CRV.