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2019 Annual RD Watt Memorial Lecture: Women in Agriculture

  • The university of Sydney Great Hall, Science Road camperdownd, nsw, 2050 Australia (map)

Our Business Development Manager Dr Anthony Morfa will be attending 2019 Annual RD Watt Memorial Lecture: Women in Agriculture.

o celebrate International Women’s Day, and to commemorate our long history of agricultural education, research and outreach, we recognise the remarkable work of women in agriculture.

While not typically seen as the face of this industry, women play a vital role in enterprises and on farms to ensure the future of Australian agriculture continues to be innovative and productive. Join us to celebrate their diverse contributions at the 2019 Annual RD Watt lecture ‘Women in Agriculture’.

Making up around 32 per cent of Australia’s agricultural workforce, women take on a range of roles on and off the land. From agribusiness and innovation to government policy and ethical governance, three female leaders who are all University of Sydney alumni join us to shine a light on women in agriculture.

Explore one of our nation’s largest industries as the panel of University of Sydney alumni in agriculture share insights into their work, what they think the future holds for Australian agriculture and how women continue to be key contributors.


- Dr Angela Pattison (host) is a plant breeder and agricultural scientist based at the Narrabri Campus. 

- Lucinda Corrigan has spent her professional life working in innovation across the livestock industries.

- Evie Murdoch is a Senior Agribusiness Consultant at KPMG Australia.

- Caroline Wardrop is an agricultural policy specialist.

Followed by a Q&A panel hosted by Dr Angela Pattison.

Annual RD Watt lecture

The annual RD Watt Lecture commemorates the first lecture delivered to University of Sydney agriculture students in March 1911 by Australia’s first Professor and Dean of Agriculture, Robert Dickie Watt.

Drinks and canapés following lecture

Further information available here.

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