by GENEVIEVE BARLOW
I HAVE always been a supporter of the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering.
This event, held every two years, traditionally closes with the organising baton passing to the next town or community to host it.
It’s always been a gentle affair and perhaps weighs heavily towards self-care for women, not so much on farm or business skills.
But honestly if you’re going to spend one day, let alone the full three, at a gathering you want to know there’s something in it for you, right?
So what do farm women want?
According to this year’s program to be held at Harrow in southwest Victoria on March 24-26, they want glamping (Luxe and Wanderlust glamping or vintage caravans available), fitness, free health checks from the National Centre for Farmer Health, and drinks and dinner on the banks of the Glenelg River.
They also want tips on how to reverse a trailer or fix a broken down car, and about social media, climate forecasting, sheep classing, ram buying, sheep genetics and the carbon footprint of grain marketing.