Friday, September 23, 2011


Calling for all 18-25 year olds!
Applications close Monday 26th September 2011.

Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) will continue its focus on the country's next generation of women farmers through its Leadership and Decision Making in Agriculture project. This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under Australia's Farming Future.

This project is an opportunity for young women who want to shape their and their industry's future and who are keen to develop their personal and professional skills. It is in line with AWiA's commitment to a positive future for Australian Agriculture and Primary Industries. The project will build on AWiA's previous work with young women, and enable participants to engage with their peers, extend their networks and build their leadership knowledge and skills.

This opportunity is open to sixteen women aged between 18 and 25 who are entering or are involved in agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry industries in Australia.

The program includes a workshop in Canberra, a networking dinner, a visit to Parliament House and a series of facilitated follow-up sessions by teleconference. The funding will cover the costs of training and training materials, accommodation and meals during the workshop. To increase accessibility to a diversity of young women from across Australia there will be assistance with travel costs, discussed and determined on an individual basis. Childcare needs can be discussed with the Committee.

Participants will need to commit to attending the training session, the follow-up teleconferences and reporting on how their training is used.

The funded workshop, visit to Parliament House and networking dinner will be held in Canberra from 4.00 pm on Saturday 29 October until breakfast 7.30 am Tuesday morning 1st November. There will be opportunities to meet and mix with decision makers and leaders in Industry.

For more information on the conference schedule of events please click here


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