Sarah Parker is the Australian Women in Agriculture representative on the board of the National Rural Women’s Coalition.
She is co-owner of an irrigated dairy farm “Glencliffe” in the Goulbourn Valley, which runs a stud herd supplying milk to a boutique Italian Cheese Company.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Leisure Management, Certificate IV in Work Place Assessment Training and a Masters in Agriculture and Rural Development. Her professional roles, across a range of sectors include Children’s Services Manager, YDDP Coordinator and CEO at Murray Dairy; Projects and Development Coordinator at Dookie College and Rural Entrepreneur Developer for Marcus Oldham College. She is currently employed as an Industry Trainer in Certificate II and III Agriculture and as a consultant in the dairy industry. Sarah’s current board positions include Food and Primary Skills Victoria, Australian Women in Agriculture and the Victorian Farmers Federations’ Farm Business & Regional Development and Work Place Relations Committees.
Sarah is a Victorian Rural Woman of Year Award Finalist.
Through her work on the NRWC board, Sarah is particularly passionate about creating resilience and domestic violence support services in rural communities. She sees these services as essential, particularly when you consider that domestic violence increases when there is a natural disaster or an economic downturn.