A place in agriculture recognised

TASMANIAN Women in Agriculture will be unveiling their art instillation in Scottsdale this Friday, the culmination of years of work and fundraising finally coming to fantastic fruition.

Funded by the proceeds made by the book ‘A place in the Stockyard’ released several years ago and written by TWiA member Fiona Stocker, it was the wish of the book committee that the proceeds go towards a project that would commemorate the organisation.

An art instillation was decided upon, with Karin and Michael Gethin of Gravelly Beach Metalworks winning the contract to design and build the outdoor exhibit that commemorates the aims of TWiA, to connect with, support and celebrate rural Tasmanian women.

The exhibit will be officially unveiled and celebrated on Friday October 21 with TWiA members, mayors and local MP’s in attendance at Athol R McLennan Reserve in Scottsdale.

Following the unveiling will be a small celebration at the Mechanic Hall.

Rounding out the celebratory weekend with be a number of bus tours to local farms & businesses on Saturday October 22.

This will be followed by a Gala Dinner at Scottsdale Football Club hosted by the Minister for Agriculture and Women Jo Palmer MP and Chairperson of Farmsafe Australia Felicity Richards featuring as a guest speaker.

Details on the unveiling and tickets to the bus tours and gala dinner can be found at http://www.taswomeninag.org.