ROYAL Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) Vice Chair Di Wastenage, pictured above, has been awarded with an MBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for her services to the UK dairy industry.
Mrs Wastenage is a Director of her family’s dairy farming business in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, and along with her husband Peter was awarded Dairy Farmer and Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year in 2015.
In her role at RABDF she has contributed on a wide range of topics, including the environment, animal health and welfare as well as encouraging young entrepreneurs and new entrants into agriculture.
Mrs Wastenage was also involved in creating the ambitious targets for reducing antibiotic usage within the dairy sector.
She is an ambassador for women in farming and through her role as Patron of Women in Dairy she showcases the importance of female roles and the exciting opportunities there are for women in the sector.