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Rural Women’s Day

Rural Women’s Day

Celebrating women

Today is all about celebrating rural women on farms - it's Rural Women's Day [15.10].

Rural women play a crucial role in agriculture, food security and nutrition.

Local Konongwootong farmer Jessica Sutherland's farm is North-west of Coleraine says for her farming is a balancing act, juggling kids, animals and personal life.

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"It can be tricky, especially when the children where young. And sometimes you get the balance right and sometimes you don't. And I think that's probably much the same for any women that works in whatever field they're in. Sometimes everything runs smoothly and then all of a sudden the wheels fall off and it all falls apart and you gotta put it all back together again. Next time you learn from those experiences."

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