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Source: Government of Western Australia

  • Nominations open today for the 2020 WA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award 

Rural and regional women undertaking ground-breaking projects to benefit their community or industry can now nominate for the 2020 WA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

The 2019 Western Australian winner was Esperance sheep and grain farmer Belinda Lay, who was recognised for her innovative project using specially designed collars to monitor sheep health.

The use of the technology will streamline livestock monitoring, particularly during lambing, and increase productivity.

Nominations for the 2020 award close on October 31, 2019.

The Western Australian winner will receive $10,000 to progress their project and have access to professional development and alumni networking opportunities. They will also represent WA at the national final.

More information on how to nominate is available at https://www.agrifutures.com.au/people-leadership/rural-womens-award/

Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

“The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award provides a fantastic platform to profile our rural and regional women and the important role they have in developing our rural industries, businesses and communities.

“I encourage all of our rural and regional women across the State to use Belinda as an inspiration and nominate for the 2020 award.

“We look forward to seeing more examples of the innovative work being done by rural and regional women across the State.”

Minister’s office – 6552 6200

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