Victorian Rural Women's Awards
Our department is the proud sponsor of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award. This award recognises the contribution Victorian women make to primary industry. Finalists are selected based on demonstration of their commitment to the future sustainability of primary industries, their potential to achieve and deliver benefits to their industry, and how they provide leadership and share their skills and knowledge with their communities.
2013 Victorian Rural Women's Award Winner Announced
Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh has announced Michelle Freeman as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony at Parliament House in Melbourne on 7 February.
An independent panel chose Ms Freeman from a field of four finalists. She has been awarded a $10,000 bursary to support her leadership development and implement her proposed award project.
Jo Clifford, a wine grape, cattle and sheep producer from Faraday in Central Victoria, was named runner-up.
Congratulations to Michelle and Jo.
Rural Women's Award
This award comprises:
- A $10,000 bursary for leadership development
- The opportunity to participate in the Australian Institute of Company Director Course in Canberra for both the winner and the runner-up
- All finalists are considered in the Australian Rural Women’s Award.
2013 Victorian Rural Women’s Award Winner
The winner of the 2013 Victorian Rural Women’s Award was announced as Michelle Freeman by Minister Walsh on Thursday 7 February 2013 at Parliament House in Melbourne.
Michelle Freeman is a harvesting forester with VicForests from Alexandra.
Australia wide winners
DPI congratulates all the Australia wide winners of the Rural Women’s Award.