Current Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Winner and Finalists

​​​2022 Tasmanian ​​​​​​and National Winner: Stephanie Tretheway



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Stephanie Trethewey        

Based in Dunorlan in North West Tasmania and co-founder of the Tasmanian Agricultural Company, Stephanie created Motherland Village, Australia’s first personalised online rural mothers’ group.

Motherland Village provides greater opportunities for rural mums across the country to find connection and support, regardless of their location.

Since launching Motherland Village, Stephanie has also partnered with a hospital in the Northern Territory to ensure new mothers have access to her program before they leave the hospital. Stephanie hopes to expand the program and partner with other hospitals around Australia.

​As the Tasmanian winner, Stephanie received a $15,000 Westpac grant and will also receive a further $7,500 for professional development.

Stephanie participated in a three-day workshop with other state and territory winners, and went on to be named the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award National Winner.  As the National Winner, Stephanie will take home an additional $20,000 Westpac grant to support her business into the future.

Listen to Stephanie's story of her Motherland journey​.

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                 Sally Murfet


Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Encouragement Award:
Sally Murfet

With more than 20 years experience working on-farm and with agribusiness companies, Sally received the Encouragement Award for her work assisting farmers in managing their workforce through her human resource business Inspire AG.


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                   Kate Field

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Development Award: 
Kate Field

Kate received the Development Award for her work developing innovative by-product uses in her sustainable farm practices.  Kate's own Leap Farm is a carbon positive endeavour producing goat cheese and meat.  In alignment with her sustainable ethos, Kate has turned her waste whey into a skincare line: Leapful.


Continue reading about previous winners.