Georgina Gutierrez

Georgina Gutierrez

Georgina Gutierrez

Dairy Farmer, Mexico

Gina is a 5th generation dairy farmer. Her family farm is in the central region of Mexico, and currently milks 420 cows. The farm has 40 hectares in crops: corn, barley, triticale and rye grass go into silage for the cattle. Gina works with her father, a veterinarian who is in charge of animal health and nutrition; and her brother, an agronomist, who takes care of the crops. Gina has been involved in the operation fulltime since 2008. In May 2015, Gina stepped up to start a Facebook page advocating for the dairy industry. La Vida Láctea now has nearly 30,000 followers. She recently completed a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law and is part of the Young Dairy Leaders Class. She writes regularly for Ganadero and Hoard’s Dairyman magazine en español. Gina attended the Committee on Food Security meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. She’s headed back to Rome in November for a meeting on finding ways to serve those who don’t get enough nutrition and help solve issues of overweight and obesity in our society.