Women in Fodder

AFIA’s Women in Fodder program is designed to empower women in our industry by having conversations that break down gender stereotypes and providing access to training and education in leadership. After the Women in Fodder workshop held during the 2017 National Fodder Conference, members created a private AFIA Women in Fodder facebook group as a platform for women to discuss ideas, ask questions and keep in contact between industry events. 


AFIA has partnered with Women & Leadership Australia to provide subsidised courses for women who wish to develop leadership skills. We acknowledge that the agriculture industry has traditionally underrepresented women in leadership positions. We also acknowledge that supporting women in decision-making roles is crucial to sustainability and innovation.


We believe this to be a positive step in closing the gap of gender inequity and inequality and are working towards a meaningful program to empower, educate and listen to our Women in Fodder. In supporting women and diversity, we simultaneously benefit the whole of the fodder industry.

AFIA Women in Fodder at the 2017 National Fodder Conference 


Funding grants for women's leadership development

In association with AFIA, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders throughout the fodder sector. AFIA women members are able to access a range of highly regarded part-time leadership development courses via a dedicated pool of funding.


The fee support opportunity provides five women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000. Scholarship funding will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met. See the WLA website for more information.


Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Alistair Young at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, WLA on (03) 9270 9032 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..