While it isn't possible to meet face to face at the moment, TWiA will still be hosting the Gathering! This year's gathering will be online but still with a great line up of speakers, including Pip Courtney from ABC Landline and Todd Babiak from Brand Tasmania. We have also lined up some mini-virtual farm tours from our members so we can take a virtual walk around some beautiful locations across Tasmania, to see and hear what producers are up to.
We invite all TWiA members to join us for an celebration of the resilience, capacity and capability of women in Agriculture in Tasmania. If you are not a current TWiA member, you can still attend this event by becoming one. Our annual membership fee is $20 and will expire for new members on 30th June 2021. You can join us here - https://www.taswomeninag.org/shop-1
Pip is our key note speaker and will provide an insight into how businesses have been evolving during the disruption of COVID-19 and how these businesses have been telling their stories.
Pip has a long association with Australia's rural press. After beginning her career in news, she combined her love of journalism and agriculture when she joined Landline, moving to Brisbane in 2003. Pip has won numerous awards for her agricultural journalism including a Queensland Media Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism, the Rabobank Star prize for rural broadcasting (Qld), the National Rabobank Star prize and the International Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting for her 2011 two-part feature on the coal seam gas industry in Queensland. In 2018 Pip was inducted in the Queensland Press Club’s Rural Journalism Hall of Fame.
Will talk about how to develop your own brand, based on his experience with Brand Tasmania where he is currently the CEO.
Brand Tasmanian is an organization that both promotes this extraordinary island state and encourages and inspires Tasmanians, for the economic, social, and cultural benefit of everyone in this island state.
Minister Guy Barnett
Minister Barnett, who is Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister for Resources and Minister for Veterans' Affairs, will open the Gathering with a welcome and summary of government's focus in these COVID-19 times. Born and raised on a farm in the electorate of Lyons, attending Hagley Farm School, Guy Barnett has been advocating for the needs of rural and regional Tasmanians for most of his life. Guy gained a law degree and Master of Laws at the University of Tasmania and has a track record of achievement both in business and in Parliament.
After almost a decade representing Tasmania in the federal Senate, Guy was successfully elected to the Tasmanian State Parliament in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 with the highest Liberal vote in Lyons.
The Gathering in the Cloud will take place on Saturday 23rd of May 2020. Sign up to the event for FREE here - https://www.taswomeninag.org/events/twia-gathering-in-the-cloud