Women’s Strong Place in Agriculture

Women in AgParticipants delved into a range of things from testing soil pH and learning about liming techniques with agricultural consultant, Wayne Parker from DAFWA through to test-driving the latest Precision Agriculture technology with sales consultant and mechanic, Jason McRae from McIntosh and Son, at the Perenjori Women’s Field Day last month.

For lunch they tested the Buy West Eat Best 2014 WA Signature Dish of the Year, Lupin crumbed Dorper lamb cutlets. (Recipe at www.buywesteatbest.org.au – WA’s Signature Dish – Recipes.)

Morawa Shire President and farmer, Karen Chappel, spoke on the day about facing life’s challenges and embracing opportunity. She emphasised the importance of choice in reacting to challenges, what is important is how you chose to react to these situations, your attitude. And that building sustainable communities plays a very important role in developing sustainable agriculture.

Australian Women in Agriculture president, Liz Brennan, shared inspiring stories of her time in Papua New Guinea and also spoke of taking control. She explained that with courage and hard work you can have some control of what opportunities come your way, and you might just find yourself in the right place at the right time.

WOMEN IN AG2Jenny Thomas, North East Farming Futures Innovation Officer, gave an overview of NEFF and working with the four member groups – Yuna Farm Improvement Group, Mullewa Dryland Farm Initiative, Morawa Farm Improvement Group and Perenjori Farming Forward.

The event was funded by NACC, through the Sustainable Agriculture Project and organised in partnership with the Perenjori Farming Forward.


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