Two Junee women have been honoured for contributions to the future of agriculture at the Grains Research and Development Corporation awards.
Described as the Riverina Department of Primary Industries best 'problem solver and fixer', Deb Slinger received 2019's Recognising and Rewarding Excellence award.
Ms Slinger has worked her way to becoming the Wagga Agricultural Institute director and leader of the NSW DPI Southern Cropping System.
Her team is currently investigating the profitability of mixed farming systems.
Felicity Harris received the 2019 Emerging Leader award. Having relocated from central Queensland, Dr Harris is now the chief researcher for cereal agronomy and physiology projects.
“I have three young children, and my husband and I also farm at Junee, but the progressive, inclusive nature of agriculture and science means I can juggle research with my other commitments," said Dr Harris.
Both awards carry an international travel bursary that may be used to promote professional development.