Ruth Hone is 24 years old and has her sights set firmly on farm ownership within the next 12 years. “I can’t wait. I’ve always wanted to be a farmer,” she says.
This effervescent winner of the 2014 Dairy Trainee of the Year credits her mother’s enthusiasm for her own outlook on life and ability to fit a million things into one day.
Ruth’s the first female to win the title and as well as dairy farming, she’s into eventing and hunting, marathon running and is chair of the local Young Farmers Club.
There’s a simple answer to fitting so much into a day, “there are 24 hours aren’t there? I don’t sit down.”
The title came with $18,400.00 worth of prizes and Ruth says anyone with the right attitude will be successful. “Opportunities come to those who apply themselves.”