The Women in Rice network is a Rice Extension initiative, born out of the need to foster leadership and drive change in rural industries.
The inaugural Women in Rice event was held in Coleambally in June 2017 with resounding success. Featuring keynote speaker AgriFutures Australia Chair, Kay Hull AM, the first event highlighted the importance of being proud of the rice industry and sharing the success stories.
Rice Extension Coordinator, Gae Plunkett said the second event is expected to attract more than 50 women from the Deniliquin farming community with all levels of involvement in the rice industry.
“Women in Rice aims to connect all women with an interest in agriculture, it’s about educating women about the key challenges and opportunities facing farm businesses, sharing resources and fostering a supportive network and sense of community,” said Ms Plunkett.
“As a major rice growing area we look forward to bringing Women in Rice to Deniliquin and celebrating successful women doing great things in the agricultural sector.”