Minister Congratulates 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winners

Minister Congratulates 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winners

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett

2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winners

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Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett congratulated Anh Nguyen who has today been named the Tasmanian winner of the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Anh Nguyen

Anh is an engineer, scientist and business owner who currently manages a small-scale vineyard and tourism business.

She is an advocate of smart biodynamic farming techniques, with a focus on the use of advanced science and technology to reduce labour intensity.

This award will provide Anh with the opportunity to roll out her smart farming system that will maximise crop quantity and quality, while optimising farm resources including water use.

Anh’s prize includes a $10,000 bursary and the opportunity to attend the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Course in Canberra and she will also represent Tasmania in the national Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

Hodgman Government recognises the vital contribution women make to rural industries and communities, and is proud to support this award in partnership with Westpac and ABC Radio.

Anh has taken the honours in an outstanding and diverse field of entrants and this is a testament to the strength and vibrancy of Tasmania’s rural women.

2019 Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Encouragement Award winner is Anita Long.

Sponsored by Tasmanian Women in Agriculture, the Encouragement Award provides $1,000 training bursary and recognises Anita’s passion for educating children on the importance of bees.

2019 Tasmanian Women In Agriculture Development Award

Sarah Cole

2019 Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Development Award winner is Sarah Cole.

Sarah is using her skills to further understand the challenges facing a growing pasture seed industry in Tasmania with the aim to increase the state’s productivity.

“Congratulations once again to all of the winners and entrants for your commitment to excellence in agricultural in Tasmania.” Minister Barnett said.