Women In Rice 2019

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Finley Recreation Reserve

Finley, NSW 2715

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Tickets Include:
Morning Tea
Lunch + Drinks

The Women in Rice network is a Rice Extension initiative, and aims to connect and empower rural women involved in rice farming businesses. This Women in Rice event acknowledges the need to foster leadership within our industry, and will focus on sharing knowledge and personal stories to inspire women of the industry. Keynote speaker Kellie Croslley, Deniliquin farmer, will discuss how her unique skill set has helped her farm business grow and improve its profitability as well as manage through drought. Leadership opportunities within the rice industry will be discussed, as well as the opportunity to interact with our panel of emerging and established leaders with a Q&A session.

This event will create a stronger support network, both formally with Rural Financial Counselling discussing financial services and support available as well as the informal opportunity to converse about the impact of low water allocations on communities.

The networking event will be held over a luncheon and will feature:

Focus on business management

Kellie Crossley farms with her husband Andrew and his parents Ken and Robyn Crossley north of Deniliquin. Kellie does not have a background in agriculture, but has brought skills from outside the industry into her role in the farm business. She will explain how she transitioned her farm business from a paper based to an electronic cloud based system and will discuss the opportunities she has taken to improve her industry skills.

Kellie says, “[women] have a huge amount of experience and skills and if they can transform those into the agricultural sector we'll have a far stronger sector.”

What does the future of the rice industry look like? Sharing stories with emerging and established leaders

Interactive Q&A panel session. Get to hear the personal stories of challenges and success with Laura Kaylock (AgriFutures Rice Advisory Panel Member), Michele Groat (Drought Support Officer), Ange Urquhart (RGA Board Member / Established Leaders program graduate).

Leadership opportunities within the rice industry.

Rice Extension will discuss programs and scholarships on offer within the rice and broader agricultural industry.

Rural Financial Counselling

Airlie Hoskins is a Rural Financial Counsellor and will discuss what free and confidential services are available to primary producers who are at risk of financial hardship or suffering financial hardship. RFC has counsellors available in Coleambally, Deniliquin and Wagga Wagga.

Babysitting is available upon request
Please contact Charleton Glenn if you'd like to organise this.
0455 558 035

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Finley Recreation Reserve

Finley, NSW 2715

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