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Postlethwaite, Yvonne

Born
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Business woman, Community stalwart and Farmer

Summary

Yvonne Postlethwaite is a prominent member of the St Arnaud, Victoria community, where she is business manager of a grain farm. She is involved in a range of community groups including the Community Resource Centre, Development and Tourism Association, Community Capacity Building Initiative, Grains Industry Training Network and was a former North Central Catchment Management Authority Implementation Committee member.

She was awarded Kara Kara Citizen of the year for Services to Agriculture in 1991. She was a member of Wimmera Conservation Farming Association, secretary of St. Arnaud and District Business Forum and will was the first woman President of the Rotary Club of St Arnaud.

Yvonne has a strong commitment to natural resource management through sustainable agricultural practices. She was awarded a PhD in that field from University of Adelaide, Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems.

She was a state winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year award in 1997. She represented the Western & South Western region of Victoria.

Details

Events

1997
Winner - ABC Victorian Rural Woman of the Year

Sources used to compile this entry: ABC Radio, '1997 ABC Victoria Rural Woman of the Year Award Winners', in ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year Award, ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1997, http://www.abc.net.au/rural/rwoty/vic.htm; Website of the North Central Catchment Management Authority - Board Member Biographies: accessed [2010-04-19].

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