Twelve outstanding women with skills and a vision for agriculture have been selected for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program.
The 2020 cohort hails from across the country and boasts a broad range of expertise from science, research and development; farm health and safety; education and farm business management.
The 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program cohort
- Alexandra Thomas, Mount Osmond, South Australia
- Jessica Fealy, Paddys Green, Queensland
- Alison Hamilton, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
- Margaret Jewell, Brisbane, Queensland
- Alysia Kepert, Perth, Western Australia
- Niki Ford Wilston, Queensland
- Diana Fear, Condobolin, New South Wales
- Rebecca Staines, Bowna, New South Wales
- Fiona Marshall, Mulwala, New South Wales
- Sarah Parker, Undera, Victoria
- Jaelle Bajada, Pyrmont, New South Wales
- Susie Green, Lenswood, South Australia
Out of the twelve women selected, six are members of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Alumni.
Jessica Fealy, AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Alumni and member of the AgriFutures Ignite Advisory Panel says the opportunity comes at the perfect time of her career.
“After applying last year and missing out, I am thrilled to be a part of the NFF Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program in 2020. My career has been much like a patchwork quilt since having kids, and I am now at a point where I really want to get some clarity and set some clear direction and intention for how I hope to make a contribution of value to Australian agriculture.
I have never had a mentor before so I am looking forward to building this relationship through the program, meeting some other awesome women in agriculture and tapping-in to the personal development opportunities on offer.”