On The Land

24 September, 2022

AgriFutures Rural Women’s award noms now open

RURAL women are being encouraged to enter the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, with applications now open until 19 October.

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Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award was Australia’s leading award to celebrate and acknowledge exceptional women from rural industries and communities.

Women working on a project or business that is positively contributing to rural industries and great lifestyles in regional communities are encouraged to apply.

“Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Westpac, the Queensland winner of the Rural Women’s Award will receive a $15,000 grant to further their work and represent Queens-land at the national awards where they have the chance to win an additional $20,000 grant,” Mr Furner said.

“Our new State sponsor, the University of Queensland, is providing a $2000 grant to Queensland’s finalists.

“For women who feel they are not quite ready to apply for the Award, the Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant provides a bursary of up to $7000 for professional development.”

More information about the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is available at


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