17th May 2019

With a background encompassing both rural and environmental management, Narromine’s Karin Stark has developed a passion for renewable energy on-farm.

A finalist in the NSW-ACT Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award, Ms Stark hopes to harness more interest and investment in an area of farming that will bring multiple benefits. The main areas of focus are wind, solar and bio-gas.

“I am trying to accelerate the use of renewable energy on-farm which reduces emissions and addresses climate change as well as being financially beneficial for farmers.”

Ms Stark is organising the inaugural Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo to be held in Wagga Wagga in November with sponsorship opportunities available by contacting

If she wins the Agrifutures Award, the $10,000 bursary will be used towards the event.

“I think I can make a difference, for future drought proofing, it brings business resilience.”

The winner of the NSW-ACT Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on June 19.