Winner of 2024 Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Womens Award announced

​Belle Binder from Devonport in the state’s North West coast has won the Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for 2024. 

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award 2024 provides rural women with financial and practical support to implement their visions for primary industries and rural Australia and enhances their leadership and representative capacity. 

The Tasmanian award is a $15,000 grant from Westpac that will help Mrs Binder develop her project, Farm Work Loop. Through the Farm Work Loop Project, Mrs Binder aims to establish a model of excellent in farm workplaces, promote sustainability, inclusivity and active community engagement. 

Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania Jason Jacobi congratulated Mrs Binder for her award. 

“Mrs Binder is an experienced businesswoman with a strong understanding of the value and efforts of communication, relationships and dynamics in the workplace,” Mr Jacobi said. 

“This Award recognises Mrs Binder’s outstanding contributions to transforming workplace cultures in agriculture, with a special emphasis on fostering productivity and positive environments.” 

As part of the grant, Mrs Binder will complete a professional development training course and attended a three-day Australian Institute of Company Directors Course with other State and Territory winners. 

Mrs Binder will also represent Tasmania at the National Awards in August.

AgriFutures also congratulates the two other Tasmanian finalists for the incredible work they are doing in their fields.

Emily Armstrong received the Encouragement Award, sponsored by Tasmanian Women in Agriculture, which includes a $2,000 grant for professional development.

The Development Award, also sponsored by Tasmanian Women in Agriculture, went to Tamar Cordover Pritchard, who will receive a grant of $1,000 for professional development. 

The Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Women’s awards is supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, Westpac,  Tasmanian Women in Agriculture, ABC Rural, Australian Community Media and OUTBACK Magazine.

​  Belle Binder with NRE Tas Secretary ​Jason Jacobi