Don’t miss out – last week to nominate for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Do you have an idea that could make a difference to rural and regional communities in the Northern Territory?

This is the last week for Territory women to get their nomination in for the 2019 AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award, with applications closing at 10.30pm on Sunday 27 January.

This award is open to all women involved in rural industries, rural and regional businesses, and rural and regional communities.

It provides a platform to inspire Australian women to use their skills to benefit their industries and communities and is an amazing opportunity to further your leadership development, make a tangible difference and inspire others.

2018 Territory winner Linda Blackwood is developing a station site access accreditation program that will help Top End cattle stations and the contractors servicing them ensure their insurance paperwork is current and easily accessible

Linda talks about how she came up with her winning project in a short video on the Department of Primary Industry and Resources website.

Previous winners’ and finalists’ projects have included:

  • workshops and networking platforms to increase the connectivity and resilience of rural and regional Territory women
  • a project around local water stewardship to foster sustainable water use across the Darwin region
  • raising interstate awareness about agricultural opportunities in the NT
  • wellness programs on Elcho Island focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Yolngu people.

The 2019 Territory winner will receive a $10,000 bursary for innovative projects, and access to professional development opportunities and the alumni network.

The award also links recipients with a positive and powerful alumni network of like-minded women across the country who are passionate about rural industries and rural Australia.

Northern Territory applicants have until 10.30pm Australian Central Time on 27 January 2019 to nominate for the award.

More information on the awards and how to submit an application is available on the Department of Primary Industry and Resources website.

The AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government and coordinated in the Northern Territory by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

Linda Blackwood - 2018 NT Rural Women's Award winner