Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall today announced nominations for the 2022 Rural Women’s Award is now open and encouraged women across NSW to consider putting their hand up.
Mrs Taylor said the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in bush communities. “These awards provide the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the incredible contribution rural women make in their industries and communities,” Mrs Taylor said.
“This is all about calling out and empowering these female leaders and supporting them to go on to even bigger and brighter achievements.”
Mr Marshall said the award provides a platform to inspire, promote and support women who use their skills to help improve the prosperity of rural and regional NSW. “Previous winners and finalists have gone on to further their vision and made wonderful contributions to primary industries and rural communities, including 2021 winner Cressida Cains.”
Ms Cains is from the Southern Highlands, and her project Dairy Cocoon provides small dairy farms a place to connect, get support and education as they grow their businesses.
“Winning the 2020 NSW/ACT award has had a huge impact on my life and career. The Rural Women’s Award can help unlock your potential, offering support and guidance throughout your journey,” Ms Cains said. She will now represent NSW at the National AgriFutures Rural Woman of the Year announcement in October.
The 2022 NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award nominations are now open and will close on the 8 October 2021. If you know a local Forbes woman that you would like to nominate, applications and further information can be found at Rural Women’s Award AgriFutures Australia, or contact the NSW Department of Primary Industries directly firstname.lastname@example.org