Delegates prepare for Australian Women in Agriculture Conference

Holistic sustainability key theme of AWiA conference

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Delegates heading to the AWiA conference in Brisbane next weekend can expect to be challenged by some of the brightest women in agribusiness and beyond.

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Delegates from across the nation are preparing for next week’s annual Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) conference. 

The conference, Securing Australian Agriculture – sustaining families, farming and our future will be held in Brisbane from 22-24 September.

Conference organiser and AWiA President Sarah Parker said the organisation was delivering an exciting, inspiring and diverse program for 2017.

“This conference is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about sustainability in terms of: their business; their industry; their communities and themselves,” Ms Parker said.

“Women in agriculture are often overlooked as a significant contributor to agriculture but 57 per cent of women with partners who are farmers do over 15 hours of unpaid domestic work per week, while supplementing farm income with paid work off farm.

57 per cent of women with partners who are farmers do over 15 hours of unpaid domestic work per week

“With so many pressures on women in agriculture, its important for us as their peak representative body to feature professional development as a key part of our conference but this year we have also made sure we put a focus on personal development.”

A huge range of guest speakers will share their insights into business, community work and professional development over the three days. 

Attendees will also get to take part in breakout sessions covering providing a practical understanding of: applying for scholarships; getting grants; getting on boards; farm safety; understanding contracts; superannuation and workplace wellness.

Queensland Country Life is a sponsor of the conference. 

For a full program and to register visit http://awia.org.au/

The story Delegates prepare for Australian Women in Agriculture Conference first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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