Congratulations to Western Australia's Tanya Dupagne, who has been named the 2017 AgriFutures™ Rural Women's Award National Winner.
Tanya is from the Wheatbelt town of Kulin and the Director of Camp Kulin, which she set up four years ago. Camp Kulin helps to improve the lives of WA children by teaching them life skills, leadership and self-confidence and also provides scholarships for those affected by childhood trauma or facing emotional challenges.
Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce, made the announcement in front of over 470 media, alumni, government officials, friends and family of the finalists, significant industry and private sector representatives at a black tie gala dinner at Parliament House in Canberra.
As the national winner, Tanya will receive a $10,000 bursary from Westpac (adding to the $10,000 bursary she received as the WA state winner) to further progress her winning project and assist with speaking engagements as the National Winner.
Photo : Winner Tanya Dupagne with the Hon. Barnaby Joyce