Cultivating leadership

September 05, 2017

Australian Women in Agriculture will award seven student scholarships and three Future Farmers Network scholarships at the conference in Brisbane later this month.

AWiA president Sarah Parker said the organisation was delighted to offer the scholarships to both groups to promote personal and professional development.

The Securing Australian Agriculture – sustaining families, farming and our future conference will be held in Brisbane at Oakwood Apartments and Hotel from September 22 to 24 and will focus on providing women across agriculture with the opportunity to learn about sustainability across all aspects of their lives.

‘‘These scholarships are an opportunity for students and young people in agriculture to develop their careers and meet leaders in the industry, and maybe consider a leadership opportunity for themselves,’’ Ms Parker said.

‘‘We are featuring breakout sessions covering providing a practical understanding of applying for scholarships, getting grants, getting on boards, farm safety, understanding contracts, supHERannuation and workplace wellness.

‘‘The scholarships, grants and board sessions are perfect for women in the industry who don’t really know where to start in terms of their leadership journey,’’ she said.

Ms Parker encouraged students and young people to attend the conference to learn more about leadership and sustainability.

Australian author and Western Australia Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Woman of the Year finalist Fleur McDonald will deliver the keynote address.

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