WIAA 100: Marg Agnew

23 Mar, 2014 01:00 AM
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MARG Agnew has been active in agriculture all her life.

Marg grew up and was involved in the family orchard in Victoria until she moved to Western Australia with her husband to develop their ‘new land’ block.

Agriculture and all aspects with being involved and active on and off the farm has consumed Marg’s life.

Marg is passionate about agriculture and has represented industry and rural women on many national, state, regional and community groups, committees and on boards.

Marg has been willing to step up to advance agriculture with her involvement in positions on consultative committees at a national level, in wool (AWI) and the inaugural Rural Women’s Advisory Group (DPI).

At a state level Marg was instrumental in initiating the Rural Remote and Regional Women’s Network of WA and was the inaugural chair for two years and on the reference group for another two years.

Marg was the first female farmer board member at WAFarmers.

Marg was also on the inaugural WA Partners in Grain committee, Oil Mallee Association, grains (AWB) and several state government steering committees and presently on the WA Leading Ladies committee.

Marg’s local involvement has continued with being the past president of WAFarmers zone, South Coast NRM committees, forestry and she is now chair of the Esperance Regional Forum.

Marg’s community service has been acknowledged with several awards that recognise her contribution to agriculture.

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