The Fonterra 2023 Dairy Woman of the Year Recipient is Donna Cram recognized as an outstanding woman who has contributed to the dairy sector with passion, drive, innovation and leadership. The honour was announce last night at the Dairy Womens Network conference. She also receives a scholarship of up to $20,000. Donna is a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Taranaki, heavily involved in her community as the Taranaki Catchment Communities Inc Chair and Founder, part of the DairyNZ Dairy Environment Leaders, an ambassador for Federated Farmer, and Councilor at Taranaki Regional Council. The judges say Donna inspires her community and especially encourages young people. With her commitment, drive and passion for the dairy sector, she is a positive role model for women in dairying. Donna Cram was one of four finalists in line for the Award.