Women in agriculture

Women are integral to Queensland's farming, fishing and forestry enterprises. It is vital that women working in rural industries develop and share their knowledge and skills.

Developing women's strengths will in turn contribute to the growth of profitable and innovative businesses, industries, and rural and regional communities.

Grants and awards

The Queensland Government proudly supports the AgriFutures Rural Women's Award and Acceleration Grant.

Applications for the 2023 AgriFutures programs are open until 19 October 2022:

  • The AgriFutures Rural Women's Award provides a grant and access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks for women whose projects or businesses have a positive impact on the rural community
  • The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant fosters growth and development in women involved in Australia's rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities who are not quite ready to apply for the Award.

To find out more:

Industry and community networks

Business support

The Queensland Farmers Federation's Walking the Wire Financial Security eKit can help you to build your financial resilience and security.

News and updates

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