GRAIN Producers SA will sponsor two female grain producers to attend the Thriving Women 2018 conference at Hahndorf on February 19 and 20.
The conference is hosted by WoTL – Women Together Learning – and aims to connect and advance women in agriculture and agribusiness, delivering new networks, knowledge and skills.
It focuses on four key themes – striking the balance, advancing professionalism, thriving in business, and shaping the future.
The sponsorship covers conference registration (valued at $445 each), conference dinner, travel and accommodation costs.
The recipients only need to pay for any meals not included at the conference.
GPSA Chair Wade Dabinett says GPSA wants to further encourage the participation of women in the grains industry and help build their skills and knowledge in agribusiness by giving them exposure to other women in the industry.
He says women are an integral part of the grain industry and play many different roles – from business ownership and management, to hands-on work roles, grain marketing, and financial management and reporting.
“Women have always been a great source of innovation within farm businesses on all types of business, farm and financial management issues,” he said.
“The sponsorship that GPSA is offering to female grain producers acknowledges that many grain businesses would not be where they are today without their contribution – both on-farm and off-farm.”
To enter, applicants must submit an expression of interest up to 250 words outlining why they would like to attend the conference, why they would benefit, and their experiences as a woman in the grain industry.
Entries close at 5pm on Thursday, January 18.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the GPSA website at grainproducerssa.com.au
Find out more about Thriving Women 2018 at thrivingwomen2018.com.au/