Jodie Lane from Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Society’s Work Gets Recognition

Margaret River, Australia, March 21, 2013 --( Jodie Lane was recently nominated as one of the six WA finalists for the RIRDC Rural Women's Award.

Though Lane didn't win, she received a certificate in Perth and was encouraged to re-apply in the future.

The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is the most prestigious award for rural women in Australia. It supports and recognizes those with the resources and capability to drive sustainability, productivity and innovation in primary industries, and spur social and economic development in rural communities.

Lane applied for the award based on her association with the primary industry and local community.

"My application was based on promoting the local food industry, and supplying the Farmers Market by having this place (Fair Harvest permaculture farm), to demonstrate local food and use of the kitchen," she said.

Fair Harvest is the hub for her passion for cooking and growing organic, sustainable and healthy local food and promoting local business.

Lane is also an active member of the Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Society, and helped in running the Margaret River Agricultural Show's inaugural sustainability section in 2012.

She had to speak to a panel of judges as part of the application.

The other five finalists were associated with industries such as agriculture, honey, fishing, wine and pearling.

For further details on the RIRDC Rural Women's Award, please go to's-award

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