WoTL is incredibly honoured to be the recipient of the prestigious 2019 PIRSA Grower Group Award. Presented at the Ag Excellence Forum, held at the Stamford Grand on 4 April 2019, the event recognised South Australian Grower Group achievements over the past twelve months.

The coveted Grower Group Award, presented by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), was given to WoTL in recognition for our role in opening up new possibilities for women in agriculture. In particular, WoTL was acknowledged for its focus on educational opportunities for our members, the local and broader agricultural communities.

In accepting the Award, Chair Sharon Honner paid tribute to the hard work of Executive Officer Kim Blenkiron, who has led the project.

With the $5000 prize money, we intend to undertake two major projects to connect Stepping into Leadership Alumni with women that participate in WoTL regional activities. The projects are:

  • Holding a ‘Video Tips and Tools’ workshop for members, to strengthen their ability to communicate effectively on social media using multimedia tools
  • Organising a field trip to the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills regions, to facilitate the sharing of learnings from members’ own businesses

WoTL thanks the Ag Excellence Alliance for this Award, and we look forward to providing new opportunities for our members to share knowledge, develop new skills and contribute to the broader agricultural sector in South Australia.