October 16, 2020
A book was launched this week to celebrate the contribution of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award through the lens of the women who have been a part of its 21-year history.
The book was unveiled on Thursday, the International Day of Rural Women.
National and State winners from 2000 to the present are featured.
South Burnett alumni in the book include Smithfield’s Barb Madden, who was National runner-up and Queensland State winner in 2009.
The theme celebrates the past 21 years with the same question posed to all the participants: “What advice would you give your 21-year-old self?”
The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is presented by AgriFutures Australia (the former Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation).
It acknowledges the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses, and communities, particularly for those people living in regional and rural communities.
Former SBRC economic development officer Sharyn Garrett was a Queensland winner of the award in 2010.