2018 winner and finalists
Meet the winner and finalists of the 2018 award
Hear the inspirational words of this year's Victorian winner and finalists in the videos below. The award's national winner will be announced at a gala dinner in October 2018.
Melissa Connors, from Kyneton, won the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women's Award, wanting to create stronger and more engaged communities by connecting tree changers with established and retired farmers who can pass on their invaluable local knowledge to motivated newcomers.
Melissa will receive a $10,000 bursary to implement her project vision.
Read more about this year's winner Melissa Connors on the Victorian Rural Women's Network website.
Cara Hadzig, from Murra Warra was a runner-up, who wants to reduce farm work injuries by developing an application that provides farm safety inductions, alerts for maintenance requirements and a platform to log faults and issues around the farm.
Jade Miles, from Stanley was a runner-up, who wants to share her learnings from developing a community owned regional food co-operative and build a social enterprise based model that can be rolled out in other regions.