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Grain producing woman shares ideas

Grain producing woman shares ideas

GRAIN Producers SA supported a female grain producer to attend last week’s International Rural Women’s Conference in Adelaide – Katie Preston, Eudunda.

 Katie was part of the 150 mostly female crowd who gathered on Monday and Tuesday to hear from speakers on the importance of women in agriculture, learn new information on the conference’s four key themes – food security, women influencing agribusiness, technology inspiring innovative change, and health and well-being in rural communities – and make new networks.

 GPSA chief executive officer, Mr Darren Arney says the standard of applications was extremely high and deciding on who would receive the sponsorship was not easy.

“Katie is extremely passionate about the industry and is a huge contributor to the success of her own business and her community,” he said.

Katie farms at Hampden, near Eudunda, with her husband, Trevor and five children.

They are first generation farmers, relocating from England after experiencing Australian agriculture while on a working holiday nearly 15 years ago.

They now farm grain, sheep  and pigs on their own 350ha property, with plans to expand.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.