DemoDAIRY scholarship helps Marika into a new career
Marika Austin was looking for a cool sea change when she left Mildura two years ago, what she found was a new career on a dairy farm.
Before moving to Nullawarre, Mrs Austin had never been on a dairy farm let alone milked a cow or raised a calf.
Now, with support from a DemoDAIRY Foundation scholarship, she is fully committed to the dairy industry and relishing her unexpected mid-life career move.
“I’m not a morning person but now I get up at 4.30 without a problem,” she says.
“I’ve lived most of my life around Mildura and never really had a career as I was raising kids and never thought I’d find one at this age"