Victorian Rural Women's Network

Drones: more rural women set to fly high

Fiona Lake presenting at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering

Photographer and drone pilot Fiona Lake at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering
Award-winning photographer and drone pilot Fiona Lake delivered a workshop on understanding drone technology and its on-farm applications at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering.
Fiona highlighted the business opportunities for rural women in drones used for agriculture, as […]

East Gippsland women farmers share business goals and wins

East Gippsland Women in Agriculture group sitting in country landscape

Women from East Gippsland farms discuss business management and share stories at an EGWAN field day: (L-R) Jen Smith, Jenny Robertson, Emma Halafiihi, Jill Filmer, Ashleigh Pendergast, Penny Gray, Veronica Joiner, Rose Maher, Dawn Parker, Tam Adams, Angela Stringer, Amanda Bartkowski, Jill Hill, Terri Evans, Ann Batt with grandson, Jo […]

Young Farmers Bootcamps — lessons learnt

Leisha Morrison and Kate Nelson attending a Young Farmers bootcamp

Young farmers attending a bootcamp: (L-R) Leisha Morrison and Kate Nelson
Young Farmers Bootcamps were delivered in Ouyen, Kaniva and Skipton in February and March to build financial literacy skills among young farmers. Aimed at young farmers or producers new to farming, the two-day programs attracted more than 50 participants and […]

Young Farmers Scholarships to support food and fibre industry futures

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford, Merryn Byrne and Cathy McGowan at Young Farmers Scholarships launch

(L-R) Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford, Merryn Byrne, Cathy McGowan
On 7 March 2018, Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the fourth Upskill and Invest — Young Farmers Scholarship Program.
Scholarship applications are invited from young people in agriculture aged 35 or under wanting to upskill and invest in a future […]

Growing Leaders Program — all about having a go!

Young leaders and supporters of the Growing Leaders Program

(L-R) Marie-Astrid Ottenhof (Growing Leader), Jacinta Fong (Growing Leader), Celia Van Sprang (Growing Leader), Jess Lye (AUSVEG), Sze Flett (Agriculture Victoria), Shayne Hyman (IDO — VegPRO), Steph Tabone (Growing Leader), Hannah McArdle (Growing Leader), Natalie O’Donnell (Growing Leader), Camilla Humphries (Growing Leader)
Eighteen budding young managers seized the chance to flourish […]

Reminder: High Country Women’s Cycling Festival (HCWCF): 20–22 April 2018, Bright

Women cyclists at cafe in Victorian High Country

The High Country Women’s Cycling Festival takes off this weekend. The event celebrates women’s cycling and brings women together to ride, eat, drink and party in Victoria’s beautiful High Country. Head on up to the mountains to refresh and revitalise!
For more information check out https://www.hcwcf.com.au/about

Victorian Farmers Federation Rural Women Uncovered 13–14 September 2018

Rural Women Uncovered logo

Plan now to have your say at this year’s Rural Women Uncovered event hosted by the Victorian Farmers Federation at the Vibe Hotel, Marysville, on 13–14 September 2018.
This event aims to expose the potential of women in agriculture and encourage rural women to have an active voice in government and […]