AgriFutures Australia have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner and National Announcement that was due to be held in The Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. This decision was made in line with the ongoing social distancing protocols put in place by the Australian Government.
The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses 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. The Award is in its 21st year and has seen over 300 exceptional women from rural communities and industries share their challenges and solutions to many rural issues.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award State/Territory Winners who have now been announced:
- NSW/ACT – Cressida Cains, Knights Hill
- QLD – Elisha Parker, Clermont
- VIC – Kelly Barnes, Dunkeld
- SA – Stephanie Schmidt, World’s End
- WA – Cara Peek, Broome
- NT – Amy Kirke, Darwin
- TAS – Karen Brock, Winkleigh.
AgriFutures Australia’s Managing Director, John Harvey said these 2020 National Finalists were front of mind in making this important decision.