Co-Creator of George the Farmer Simone Kain has been announced as the National Runner Up for the 2017 AgriFuture Rural Women’s Award.
George is a children’s character who teaches young people about farming and food through apps, books and songs.
The Penola woman has taken out the award recognising female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference and make a difference to rural and regional Australia.
Simone is set to receive a state bursary from Westpac with over $10,000 to make Ruby the Farmer, George’s talented agronomist wife, the spokesperson and heroine of two new, free curriculum-aligned educational resources.
The materials aim to teach young people about the role women play in Australian agriculture and showcase the range of careers available in primary industries.
As national runner-up, Simone will receive an additional $5,000 to further develop her project.
The AgriFutures Rural Woman’s Award recognises emerging women leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to primary industries and rural communities.