WIAA 100: Kirsty Blades

23 Mar, 2014 01:00 AM

KIRSTY Blades is passionate about agriculture and working with clients and stakeholders to deliver events and educational programs that make an impact and deliver real outcomes for agriculture.

Since 2003 Kirsty has been working with the Australian agricultural sector to deliver events and programs as a principal of Event Directors with clients including the National Farmers’ Federation, Art4Agriculture and NSW Farmers’ Association.

On any given day, Kirsty can be found strategically developing an industry conference, working hard to find unique speakers to challenge and inform delegates, co-ordinating the delivery of fibreglass bulls into schools nationally who are participating in the educational Archibull Prize and delivering unique showcase events such as ‘Urban Paddock’ and ‘Oysters in the House’ for producers to showcase their products to a public audience.

Some of her proudest achievements to date include the development of the inaugural Australian University Crops Competition in partnership with Grain Growers Limited and being involved in the process that sees young farmers develop into Young Farming Champions as part of the Art4Agriculture program.

Five years ago Kirsty accepted an opportunity to sit on the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Youth Committee and has been a key driver behind the Careers in Agriculture seminars and Youth in Agriculture Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. She was selected to represent the RAS of NSW at the Royal Agricultural Societies of the Commonwealth Conference held in Zambia in 2012.

Kirsty sees a strong future for agriculture in Australia and looks forward to continued active involvement in an industry that has great opportunities and a lot of great people.


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