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Nominate now for Rural Women’s Network

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Local women making a difference in regional Victoria are encouraged to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities.

The $500,000 program provides funded places on a range of leadership programs targeted at rural Victorian women connected to agriculture or the agriculture supply chain.

Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy said the leadership and mentoring program supports women to continue to play a key role in driving the success of Victoria’s agricultural sector.

“There are five programs available in 2020, with applications open throughout 2019 for the 2020 intake,” Mr McCurdy said.

“There are many women in Ovens Valley who are doing some fantastic things in agriculture.”

Mr McCurdy said that the program gives women in our communities the opportunity to build their leadership and mentoring skills and network with other likeminded women.

“I encourage all local women who are actively contributing to our rural communities and who are passionate about their work and their community to consider applying,” he said.

For more information and to apply visit extensionaus.com.au/VRWNetwork/leadership-and-mentoring-program/.