To ensure ‘No woman is left behind’, the VWB VETS project has given specific focus to equipping women with skills and knowledge on improved dairy farm management.
Meet Maggie Henry
Position: Farm Management Advisor
International Partner: MERU Dairy
Placement Date: June 2018
Maggie is a PhD student at the University of Guelph in the Population Medicine Department. Maggie's research focuses on using therapeutic levels of the amino acid tryptophan to decrease behaviour issues in growing pigs. Maggie was raised on her family's dairy farm in Eastern Ontario and has loved all things dairy cows from a very early age.
Maggie has just returned from a placement in Meru, Kenya, where she worked as a Farm Management Advisor. During her placement, Maggie visited several small-scale dairy farmers and their farms and helped conduct seminars on increasing milk production, improving cow and calf nutrition and improving cow and calf welfare. During her placement, Maggie was able to explore different national parks and see many of the incredible animals and scenes that Kenya has to offer!