Celebrating women in agriculture
AN EVENT in Monto this Thursday will acknowledge the impact women have in the agricultural industry and the broader rural community.
The Women in Agriculture Day, to be held at the Monto Community Hall from 9am to 2pm, is hosted by the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation in collaboration with Burnett Catchment Care Association and Burnett Mary Regional Group.
The three organisations are staunch supporters of female farmers and are keen to promote the important role they play in the North Burnett.
BIEDO chief executive Kristy Frahm wanted an event that appealed to women and addressed the issues affecting their lives.
"Women are incredibly resourceful and great contributors to agriculture and to rural communities in general, and this is a wonderful day to celebrate that,” Mrs Frahm said.
"It's about really shining a spotlight on the amazing women we have around us.
"A big part of the day is providing a opportunity for women to come together and connect.
"By doing it in this public forum, we're hopefully helping them to build relationships for the future.”
The event will cover topics relevant to women in regional communities, including presentations from grazier and author Ainsley McArthur, Sarah Fea of BEAR Biologics on the importance of soil management, and Lisa Lonsdale of Lonsdale Agribusiness sharing advice for small business owners.
But most importantly, the day iss about building relationships with like-minded women.
"We know how important those really strong support networks are in our communities, particularly during challenging times like drought and natural disasters,” Mrs Frahm said.
"It's just a really positive day for women to connect, meet new people and get some great information to take home.
"There is a wealth of information out there and we really wanted an opportunity to provide it to women in rural communities.”