Nominations for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award close at the end of October.
The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural businesses, industries and communities.
The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.
If you want to create impact, innovate and make a difference and/or contribute to enhancing the prosperity of rural and regional Australia, then we want to hear from you.
Each state and territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary for innovative ideas and projects, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.
The Award is open to all women involved in rural industries, rural and regional businesses and rural and regional communities. The selection criteria lends itself to awarding the winners for significant potential to create positive impact, not a reward for previous work done.
The bursary can be used for formal training in leadership and business management; overseas study tours; establishing business plans or pilot programs; developing educational or promotional campaigns; networking at forums and conferences to grow your knowledge of industries and markets; developing training programs; testing information technology initiatives; developing or testing a new business concept or innovation; and publishing books.
The bursary cannot be used for buying capital equipment (without the explicit approval from AgriFutures Australia) or further tertiary education such as a Diploma, Masters or Doctorate degree.
If you wish to nominate someone for the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award, please email the name, contact details, and project area to firstname.lastname@example.org If you require more information on applying for the award please contact Rebecca Williams, AgriGrowth Tasmania on 6165 3070 or Rebecca.Williams@dpipwe.tas.gov.au