‘Soil to Soul’ the focus at Farming Women day

Jacqueline Rowarth

FARMING Women Tairawhiti (FWT)will stage a “Soil to Soul” annual focus day next month and tickets for the August 9 event at the Poverty Bay Golf Club have been selling out fast.

The focus of the day will be on nutrition with a rural spin, looking at the subject from the grass roots up.

Highly respected soil scientist Jacqueline Rowarth, chief scientist for the Environmental Protection Authority, will open the day.

“When it comes to nutrition, the answer lies in the soil,” she said.

“Tracking the nutrients involved in the physiology of the soil helps us understand the underlying processes at work, helping us to better manage our land and environment.”

Jacqueline is a sought after presenter at the top of her field, winning an Agricultural Personality of the Year award, and being listed in the top 50 most influential women in New Zealand in 2013.

Sarah Donaldson, best known for her work with the East Coast Rural Support Trust, along with colleague Sarah Percy a registered dietician, will take participants through a variety of informative and interactive sessions, focussed on human nutrition and healthy living.

As TEA Health and Wellbeing Consultants they work with clients in the rural and corporate sector, running workplace wellness workshops and retreat weekends in the lower North Island.

“The FWT executive committee are excited to have such wonderful speakers for our focus day this year.” said event manager Marie Burke.

“We aim to provide farming women with great educational opportunities, providing them with new knowledge to use in their everyday lives.”

The main sponsor of the day will be Beef and Lamb NZ.

“Their continued support of FWT highlights the importance of the work the group does locally, delivering personal and professional development and support, for women who are in some way involved in agri-based businesses, or live a rural lifestyle.

“It’s set to be a great day, starting at 10am, and incredible value for money at $20,” Marie said. To register please contact: admin@fwt.co.nz or visit the Farming Women Tairawhiti Facebook page. RSVP by August 4 is essential.

FARMING Women Tairawhiti (FWT)will stage a “Soil to Soul” annual focus day next month and tickets for the August 9 event at the Poverty Bay Golf Club have been selling out fast.

The focus of the day will be on nutrition with a rural spin, looking at the subject from the grass roots up.

Highly respected soil scientist Jacqueline Rowarth, chief scientist for the Environmental Protection Authority, will open the day.

“When it comes to nutrition, the answer lies in the soil,” she said.

“Tracking the nutrients involved in the physiology of the soil helps us understand the underlying processes at work, helping us to better manage our land and environment.”

Jacqueline is a sought after presenter at the top of her field, winning an Agricultural Personality of the Year award, and being listed in the top 50 most influential women in New Zealand in 2013.

Sarah Donaldson, best known for her work with the East Coast Rural Support Trust, along with colleague Sarah Percy a registered dietician, will take participants through a variety of informative and interactive sessions, focussed on human nutrition and healthy living.

As TEA Health and Wellbeing Consultants they work with clients in the rural and corporate sector, running workplace wellness workshops and retreat weekends in the lower North Island.

“The FWT executive committee are excited to have such wonderful speakers for our focus day this year.” said event manager Marie Burke.

“We aim to provide farming women with great educational opportunities, providing them with new knowledge to use in their everyday lives.”

The main sponsor of the day will be Beef and Lamb NZ.

“Their continued support of FWT highlights the importance of the work the group does locally, delivering personal and professional development and support, for women who are in some way involved in agri-based businesses, or live a rural lifestyle.

“It’s set to be a great day, starting at 10am, and incredible value for money at $20,” Marie said. To register please contact: admin@fwt.co.nz or visit the Farming Women Tairawhiti Facebook page. RSVP by August 4 is essential.

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