Applications open for 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are encouraged to apply for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. 

Applications are now open for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award – Australia’s leading Award in acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries and communities.

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award has seen close to 300 exceptional women from rural communities and industries share their challenges, along with their solutions, to many problems faced in rural industries and communities.  

Unbounded food waste, safety in rural settings, innovation and skill shortages in rural and remote communities, along with the impact of literacy levels in industrial settings, are all problems being challenged by the 2018 national finalists of the Award. 

The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award encourages innovation and problem solving, looking for projects and initiatives in various stages of development, that offer solutions to rural industries and the communities they support. Projects or initiatives can be commercially focused, providing they still align with AgriFutures’™ strategic priorities of innovation, creativity, community sustainability, education, productivity, agribusiness, regional development and technology.

“As an organisation dedicated to the long-term prosperity of our rural industries, and based in Wagga Wagga, Riverina NSW, we see and feel the impact of the current devastating drought all around us,” said John Harvey, Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia.

Now is the time to encourage the female leaders in our communities to apply for an award like this. If you know someone who is actively contributing to rural industries and regional communities, tap them on the shoulder. We hear time and time again, that it is often the friendly encouragement from someone else, that gets applicants over the line to apply.”

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award are open now and close on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 11pm AEDT. 

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