Karen is a specialist in plant tissue culture and will receive a $10,000 bursary to help her important work in delivering improvements to the food production and cut flower sectors.
The Award will assist Karen in her work to reduce plant input costs as well as producing disease-resistant and climate tolerant plants, and crops that produce higher yields per hectare.
She also partners with others to teach plant tissue culture and assist with food security production systems in under-developed countries.
The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award has been acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities for 20 years.
It provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.
Karen will attend the prestigious Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and represent Tasmania at the 2020 Gala Dinner and National Announcement in Canberra on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.