Women are being encouraged to consider a career on the land despite the industry being in crisis as it continues to struggle through the worst drought in living memory.
Eighth generation dairy farmer Tracey Russell said the dry conditions were the worst she had seen since she took her first steps on the family farm east of Nowra on the New South Wales south coast 52 years ago.
"I actually went for a mental health walk on the beach because I had totally had enough," Ms Russell said.
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(ABC NEWS 27/009/18)