The year was 2009. Around a kitchen table in the WA wheatbelt, sat five women with a desire to share various farm management issues and challenges they had come across and learn from each other. None were sure how the discussion would unfold but before long ideas were flowing and the room was abuzz with the sharing of thoughts.
This original group of women knew they were not alone in their desire to learn, help one another and improve their businesses. They along with others as initial members, had the foresight to look to the future and define the model that we know as Women in Farming Enterprises Incorporated. This dynamic network now spans across the state, supporting branches and members who are committed to their businesses, supportive of their communities and enthusiastic about the opportunities they see.
Where are we now? The last four years have seen the WIFE network expand from one branch and 30 members to 14 branches and over 200 members. The upward trend continues!