AgriFutures NT Rural Women’s Award 2018

The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

Three inspiring Territorians have been named as the Northern Territory (NT) finalists for this year’s award.

  • Linda Blackwood is working on a Station Site Access accreditation program that would improve risk-management, increase efficiency and reduce administration costs, with contractors lodging their information into an app or website.
  • Amber Driver is planning a number of workshops for women in the Territory’s rural communities to give them the tools they need for prosperity and success.
  • Annette Howie has established Country Connections NT, a network that provides rural, regional and remote women across the Territory with links to support services, community groups, government and private enterprise.

The NT winner will be announced on 21 March 2018 and will represent the Territory as a finalist in the national award.

Last year’s NT winner was Kate Peake. She said winning the award was a huge honour.

What does the winner receive?

The $10 000 bursary is awarded to each state/territory winner, providing the financial resources to bring to life a project or initiative that will benefit rural industries, businesses and/or communities. The national winner will be awarded an additional $10,000 bursary and national runner up, an additional $5,000.

Visit the AgriFutures™ Australia website for more information.

Last updated: 08 March 2018