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contrasting situation in the us where ethanol production is in full swing both in industrial and rural areas. They also reported benefits from having ethanol production plants located in farming areas, such as reduced transport costs for feedstocks, lower cost of land, proximity to end users for by-products, and the opportunity to back-fill fuel trucks taking ethanol to a mixing depot. other benefits promoted include increased rural employment and the knock-on benefits of investment and population growth. Debby is an active participant in the lake grace, Wa, alternative fuels group with whom she has shared her findings from the conference. The group is investigating the option of investing $100 million to establish an ethanol plant. inspired by the conference, Debby helped organise an alternative-fuels workshop in lake grace and invited Bill elliot and Jerome carslake from BBi Biofuels australia to deliver presentations. “The conference was a great opportunity to learn Joy Angwin is a partner in a 2760-hectare cropping and prime lamb production business. Her main areas of responsibility are office administration, grain marketing, business planning and decision-making, but she also drives machinery and helps with stock work when required. With support from the WA PinG project, Joy attended the Women in Agriculture Day run by the Facey Group. The reputation of the day, plus the speakers and the opportunity to have some social interaction with like-minded women, were the attractions that encouraged her to attend. Inspired by the day, Joy was motivated to organise a similar event with members of her local Landcare group in Wagin, 200 kilometres south-east of Perth. Some 100 women attended the event titled 'Lipstick in the Limelight', which included a gourmet lunch, a presentation to encourage involvement in environmental management, a motivational speaker, and a presentation on a project called 'Mooditj Noongar Yorgas', which means 'strong Noongar girls'. Joy knows from experience that many women have dual roles as parent and business partner and do not feel comfortable attending workshops on topics if their role in the business is not entirely focused on the subject being offered. Women's events help break down that barrier and offer an opportunity for women to learn, socialise and support each other. about all aspects of the ethanol industry, and to network with producers and manufacturers from across the globe,” Debby says. “i still see ethanol as a long-term option that will help buffer us against fluctuations in export grain prices, but attracting investment in a local production plant will be a major challenge.” More information: Debby Clarke, 08 9865 4041, firstname.lastname@example.org LIPSTICK IN THE LIMELIGHT SPONSORSHIP Lake Grace farmer Debby Clarke was sponsored by Partners in Grain to attend the Ethanol Conference in Melbourne. On her return, she helped organise an alternative-fuels workshop in Lake Grace and invited Bill Elliot of BBI Biofuels Australia. 15 PARTNERS IN GRAIN GROUND COVER Joy Angwin received sponsorship from WA Partners in Grain to attend the Women in Agriculture Day -- she was so inspired by the event that she initiated a similar one in her own region.
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