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 WIFE formed to fill a gap!
  • identified need for a professional network, which in itself could become a support network 

  • a mechanism for the sharing of ideas and other management perspectives in a professional environment was needed

  • recognition that farm business management is critical to farm profitability and sustainability and skills were required in this area.

  • requirement for linkage with outside expertise to address knowledge gaps  


  A WIFE branch near you...
  • the network of branches continues to grow

  • currently WIFE meetings are hosted in the areas of the Avon Valley, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Cranbrook, Dowerin,  Cuballing (Dryandra), Lake Grace, Ongerup, Toodyay, Varley /Lake King,Victoria Plains, Wagin, Darkan and Wongan Hills  

  • contact us via our CONTACT WIFE  page or a Branch page and select the branch email contact

  • guests are very welcome to attend meetings to gauge their interest.  Informative days, open to all,  are often provided by  WIFE branches.  

Branch meetings 
  • regular meetings which have a variety of formats, are designed by each branch

  • networking at the start then structured discussion to share knowledge, sometimes including a guest speaker is the basic format

  • meetings aim to foster a culture of confidentiality and trust as we learn from each other and strive to maintain respect between members

  • brnahc members dentify knowledge gaps and choose the areas to improve on

  • guest speakers can be invited to provide expertise; member discussion and the sharing of expereinces are extremely beneficial in many areas

  • many branches organise a crèche facility; having small children should not be a barrier to attending a WIFE meeting

  • notes are taken by designated branch members and distributed to members as a resource

The Women in Farming Enterprises Incorporated committee (WIFE Inc),  is comprised of a dedicated  group of  women who volunteer their time and effort to oversee the runnning of the organisation. WIFE provides new branches with support, meeting templates, administration guides and  assistance via the Executive Officer, to getting a local branch up and running. Once going, WIFE encourages the exchange of information between branches via resource networking and the Annual Seminar where members can catch up face to face and  hear from guest speakers on chosen topics. 

If you would like more infomation about the WIFE model or learn more about how to start a local WIFE branch today, use  the contact details  found on the CONTACT WIFE page.
  
Sponsorship

WIFE welcomes ongoing sponsorship with partners to assist with the growth of our organisation.  We thank all previous Women in Farming seminar sponsors - you helped us kick this off - thank you!


About Us

WIFE is a vibrant membership based organisation. It spans from Cranbrook in the south, Varley in the east, Boyup Brook in the west to Victoria Plains to the north and with many branches in between. These branches stay connected through WIFE Inc which facilitates the network and assists branches in achieving their individual member goals. 

Contact Us if you are interested in hearing more about the organisation or how you can establish a group in your area and join the network.