Humans of Agriculture


Steph Schmidt is a Farmer, Mum, Psychologist, Small Business owner and incredibly passionate about the future for Agriculture through its people.

Steph was the 2020 winner of the Agrifutures Rural Woman’s Award for South Australia, the award enabled her to build on her idea, today known as Act for Ag, focused on making paddock tested psychological tools more accessible to farmers and Rural Australia. 

Living through drought in 2019, Steph was asked to run a few community sessions to help people get some skills in resilience and looking after themselves. These sessions were the instigator for her applying for the Rural Woman’s Award.

Today, her work is bringing proactive measures into the everyday.

Rural Woman’s Awards
Applications close on Wednesday the 19th of October, 2022. Find out more HERE!!

It is time to celebrate the amazing women in our communities who are demonstrating leadership on a daily basis. Applications for 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and Acceleration Grant are closing next Wednesday, 19 October 2022.

If you have an established project, business or program which is positively impacting rural and regional Australia, apply now for the Rural Women’s Award. You could be awarded up to $42,000 in Westpac grants and support for your project.

Alternatively, if you have an idea which has the potential to positively impact rural and regional Australia, apply now for the Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant. Seven women will be awarded a learning and development bursary of seven thousand dollars to bring their idea to life.

Find out more at

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