Sarah is the Vice President of the National Rural Women’s Coalition and represents Australian Women in Agriculture on the Board. Relocating from Brisbane to the Goulburn Valley, 10 years ago, to commence dairy farming with her husband Raymond, opened up a world of opportunity for Sarah Parker. They own an irrigated dairy farm “Glencliffe”, where they milk stud registered Illawarra’s supplying milk to a boutique Italian Cheese Company. Raymond & Sarah 2014 Dairy Farmer of Year Awards finalists.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Leisure Management, Certificate IV in Work Place Assessment Training and a Masters in Agriculture and Rural Development. Her professional roles, across a range of sectors, include Children’s Services Manager, YDDP Coordinator and CEO at Murray Dairy; Projects and Development Coordinator at Dookie College and Rural Entrepreneur Developer for Marcus Oldham College. She has worked as an agricultural industry trainer and is currently employed as a milk supply manager.
Sarah is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Course.
Board positions include:
- Vice President, National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)
- President, Australian Women in Agriculture
- National Rural Women’s Coalition
- Primary Skills Victoria,
- Victorian Farmers Federations’ Farm Business & Regional Development and Work Place Relations Committees.
Sarah is a Victorian Rural Woman of Year Award Finalist and has been a finalist in several categories of the Victorian Community Achievement Awards.