Summit an inspiration for rural audience

Summit an inspiration for rural audience

Agribusiness
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Summit an inspiration for rural audience

FARMERS and industry representatives travelled far and wide to attend the two-day Rural Edge Inspire Summit at Crown Towers, Burswood, recently.

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The conference attracted about 230 people, mostly women, with presentations and panel discussions leaving them informed and inspired to make changes in their business, workplace, community and industry.

Revalent topics were covered, such as agricultural policy, communication to build public support, responding to climate change, leadership, an innovative business model, digitisation in the export market, farm business management, transforming regional communities and resilience.

 Rural Edge treasurer and BJW Agribusiness consultant Brent Searle with farmers Lisa Judson, Bolgart, Amanda McLean, Beverley and Donna Spurgeon, Kulin.

Rural Edge treasurer and BJW Agribusiness consultant Brent Searle with farmers Lisa Judson, Bolgart, Amanda McLean, Beverley and Donna Spurgeon, Kulin.

 Farmer and lecturer Catherine Browne (left), Jennacubbine, with farmer and Shire of Moora president Tracy Lefroy.

Farmer and lecturer Catherine Browne (left), Jennacubbine, with farmer and Shire of Moora president Tracy Lefroy.

Farmers from Cascade, Ash Welke (left), Kim Walter and Greta Ayers.

Farmers from Cascade, Ash Welke (left), Kim Walter and Greta Ayers.

Farmer Sally Cox (left), Nerridup, Niki Curtis, Grain Growers Alliance, farmer Inaya Stone, Mt Ridley and farm business development officer Natahna Stone, Scaddan.

Farmer Sally Cox (left), Nerridup, Niki Curtis, Grain Growers Alliance, farmer Inaya Stone, Mt Ridley and farm business development officer Natahna Stone, Scaddan.

 CBH Group corporate affairs adviser Kellie Todman (left), Perth and Grains Research and Development Corporation grower relations manager Rachel Asquith, Perth.

CBH Group corporate affairs adviser Kellie Todman (left), Perth and Grains Research and Development Corporation grower relations manager Rachel Asquith, Perth.

Farmers Susanne Levett (left), Carnamah and Karen Smith, Cunderdin, with Bailwick Legal business manager Jessica Brunner.

Farmers Susanne Levett (left), Carnamah and Karen Smith, Cunderdin, with Bailwick Legal business manager Jessica Brunner.

Agdots director Sue Middleton (left), Perth and CBH Group head of grower services Mandy Johnston, Perth.

Agdots director Sue Middleton (left), Perth and CBH Group head of grower services Mandy Johnston, Perth.

Farmers Linda Collins (left), Morawa, Carmen Stanley, Kalannie and Jane Roberts, Dandaragan.

Farmers Linda Collins (left), Morawa, Carmen Stanley, Kalannie and Jane Roberts, Dandaragan.

Rabobank regional manager WA Steve Kelly, with South Australian farmer Danielle England, who was visiting friends in WA, farmer and Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) president Carolyn Reid, Boyup Brook and farmer and WIFE treasurer Yvette Downy, Lake Grace.

Rabobank regional manager WA Steve Kelly, with South Australian farmer Danielle England, who was visiting friends in WA, farmer and Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) president Carolyn Reid, Boyup Brook and farmer and WIFE treasurer Yvette Downy, Lake Grace.

Farmers Narelle Dodd (left), Buntine, with Holly and Julie Freeman, Mullewa.

Farmers Narelle Dodd (left), Buntine, with Holly and Julie Freeman, Mullewa.

 Salmon Gums farmers Emily (left) and Sam Starcevich.

Salmon Gums farmers Emily (left) and Sam Starcevich.


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