Northern Territory finalists announced for Rural Women’s Award

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Three inspiring Territory women have been named finalists for the 2020 AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award.

The three finalists and the projects they would like to implement if they become the Northern Territory (NT) winner are:

  1. Amy Kirke’s project will provide rural communities with much needed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) engagement through science workshops. Amy aims to help bolster scientific learning in the NT, and together with industry, will create more channels for collaboration, innovation and education for the sustainability of our resources into the future.
  2. Emily Ford has recognised an opportunity to foster development, connection, and greater knowledge transmission between young people and local industries. Her project will facilitate the development of emerging workforces, through a communication program, sharing in-depth knowledge about industries from a range of relevant experts.
  3. Maddison Clonan has recognised the lack of engagement of young people in food and farming systems. Her project will endeavour to develop an educational school program aimed at connecting young people with food production, developing the next generation of sustainable consumers and inspiring young people to seek careers in food and farming.

The NT winner will be announced at an event at Parliament House on 11 March, and will go on to represent the Territory as a finalist in the national award in September 2020.

The AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award identifies and supports emerging female leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to rural industries and their communities.

State and territory winners receive a $10,000 Westpac bursary to implement their innovative ideas and projects, as well as access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

For more information go to the Department of Primary Industry and Resources website.

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