ANIKA Molesworth nurtured and developed her passion for agriculture growing up on a sheep station near Broken Hill in far western NSW.
Anika has worked as the primary overseer for Panitya Agriculture, and was responsible for the running of two outback sheep stations.
In this role she was responsible for the welfare of the livestock during the height of the drought, which challenged her to develop and implement strategies to support simultaneously stock and natural resources. Anika is still heavily involved with the management of this family sheep enterprise, and has actively co-ordinated the conversion to organic certification and establishment of conservation areas.
Now based in Griffith, NSW, Anika currently works as an agribusiness banker for Suncorp Bank.
Anika is a strong advocate for education, studying a Bachelor of Science, specialising in Agribusiness, and a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture.
Anika’s specialty includes the role that the weather plays on farming operations now and into the future.
Anika is a finalist for the 2014 Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions, as an advocate for the sheepmeat industry.
She is involved with a number of farming networks, and part of the Target 100 program.
As an agricultural student, an agribusiness banker and a young farmer, Anika has the energy, breadth of vision, and the commitment to make a real contribution to Australia’s agricultural future.
Anika aspires to educate others and devise strategies to support and promote these industries.