Announcing Victoria’s Rural Women’s Finalists for 2019

Published: 6 February 2019

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This year’s Victorian finalists - (from left): Claire Moore, Odette Suitor, Carly Jordan

Three Victorian women have been recognised as the state finalists for the 2019 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.

The award inspires and supports Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities, including Victoria’s $14 billion agriculture sector.

This year’s Victorian finalists include;

  • Carly Jordan, from south west Victoria, who wants to continue developing a migrant resettlement model that assists regional towns to boost their populations and economies.
  • Claire Moore, from Kyneton, who wants to breed a genetically diverse range of queen bees that are healthy and adaptable in a variety of climates to address declining bee colony numbers.
  • Odette Suitor, from Sunbury, who wants to continue developing a grains storage concept to improve the efficiency of grain harvest by taking the concept to industry.

The Victorian winner will be announced at an upcoming ceremony and will receive a bursary of $10,000 to implement her project.

For more information about the award and the finalists please our Agriculture Victoria's website.