First step taken in bringing farm businesswomen to the front

By Allan Dingle, Queensland Farmers' Federation President
Updated September 16 2020 - 10:06am, first published 9:57am
Allan Dingle
Allan Dingle

In Queensland, more than half of all women working in agriculture are employed as farmers or farm managers, and they contribute 33 per cent of all on-farm income. Women also play a major role in contributing to day-to-day living and farm survival through their off-farm earnings, which is estimated to contribute $2715 million or 84 per cent of all off-farm income. Women's work and expertise are therefore critical in maintaining and developing agricultural businesses. However, there is considerable work to be done to ensure farm businesswomen achieve the recognition they deserve.

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