Kyneton Local is up for the Agri-futures Rural Women’s Award

February 6, 2024 9:11 am in by
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Grace Larson, from Kyneton, is one of four trail-blazing Victorian women in the running for the 2024 Agri-futures Rural Women’s Award, with the winner set to represent the state at a Gala event at Parliament House.

The Award celebrates Australia’s rural women leaders from across a range of industries who use their skills to benefit their communities and rural Australia and inspire others.

Larson formed The Sisterhood Project to mitigate the barriers of distance and affordability for parents and carers in rural areas. The Project aims to deliver free access to essential pediatric first aid training for vulnerable groups, to help curb higher child mortality rates in rural Australia.

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The Victorian winner will be announced in April and will receive $15,000 towards their project and then go on to represent Victoria at the National Award, a Gala event at Parliament House in September. The national winner will receive a further $20,000 towards their project and the national runner-up $15,000.

In 2023, Victoria’s Glenmore-based co-founder of Grown Not Flown, Nikki Davis, took out the national prize. She said the award felt like recognition for the challenges she has faced as a female founder.

‘What I am good at is problem-solving, working with technology and data, and believing that we can change the world with our ideas,’ Ms Davis said.