Sustainable future for ag women
❝in Women ag are often overlooked as a significant contributor... — Sarah Parker
WOMEN across agriculture will learn about sustainability across all aspects of their lives at the 2017 Australian Women in Agriculture Conference in September. The conference, Securing Australian Agriculture – sustaining families, farming and our future will be held in Brisbane from September 22–24 .
Conference organiser 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% 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.
“With many pressures on women in ag, it’s 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. It’s important for women to recognise that as hard as they work, not to lose sight of self-care.”