Rural women’s seminar to talk farm finances at Phillip Island next month

Sheep Central, August 18, 2016

VFF logoWOMEN in agriculture will dig deep into money issues and farm financing at the third annual Rural Women Uncovered seminar next month.

Each speaker at the workshop at the Ramada Resort on Phillip Island on September 8 and 9 will tackle the issue of keeping track of finances while growing an agricultural business.

Health will also be a focus, with the Cancer Council giving personal consultation and screening before the event, and McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracey Bevan giving an address on the importance of breast health.

A Thursday night networking dinner will feature Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford as the special guest. Ms Pulford has committed to re-establishing the Rural and Regional Women’s Network and will give a progress update.

Guest speakers appearing at the two-day event are Zoe Lamont, founder of 10Thousand Girl (a social enterprise offering money makeover programs), Carol Corbey from Morgans Stockbrokers, and Alicia Cain, co-founder of start-up business Dad’s Oats.

The Rural Women Uncovered forum, spanning two days at the Ramada Resort, Phillip Island, is about exposing the potential of women in agriculture and presents an opportunity for guests to learn, network, and share ideas and opinions. This event, is open to all rural women to come along and share ideas, meet new faces and learn.

To learn more about the event and register, contact the VFF on 1300 882 833 or click here.



11.30am Registrations open

Light lunch available, Cancer Council personal consultations and screenings

12pm Welcome and Opening – Marion Macleod MC

12.15pm Empowering rural women through financial literacy

Zoe Lamont, Founder 10Thousand Girl

12.50pm The A to Z of controlling your money

Carol Corbey, Morgans Farrer House

1.55pm The importance of breast health

Tracey Bevan, McGrath Foundation director – An inspiring story of how the McGrath Foundation was built, told by Jane McGrath’s best friend and McGrath Foundation ambassador

2.30pm Networking high tea

3.15pm How crowd funding kick started our business

Alicia Cain, Co-founder Dad’s Oats

3.45pm How winning the RIRDC Victorian Woman of the Year award became my life changer – Kate Finlay, RIRDC Victorian Woman of the Year, 2015

4.15pm ‘The messy ball of wool’ Dr Kaye Illingworth, B.Ec. (WA) Grad Dip Appl Psych (Monash) PhD (Deakin) – Where do depression, aggression, addiction and positive mental health fit into a man’s everyday life?

4.55pm The power of positive emotions

Suellen Peak, Burst – Exploring Human Potential

5.30pm Closing by Marion Macleod

6.45 pm Networking dinner – Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford MLC Relax and enjoy grazing platters of local produce. Ms Pulford reports on the Rural and Regional Women’s Network progress and other initiatives.


8.30am Buffet breakfast – The Cape Kitchen, 1215 Phillip Island Road, Phillip Island.

Source: VFF.


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