WAB SA celebrates 100th birthday at Riverton

The spirit of SA’s rural women was well and truly alive at the Women in Agriculture and Business of SA 100-year celebrations this weekend.

About 170 delegates from across the state converged on Riverton, the launching pad for the progressive, educational organisation 100 years ago.

Saturday included a full-day conference at the Riverton Hall with special guests including SA Governor Hieu Van Le, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council mayor Allan Aughey, federal Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston, Member of the Legislative Council Justin Hanson, Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock and Primary Producers SA chair Rob Kerin.

As well as the informative presentations of the day, a bus tour was also organised to Waterloo Wind Farm for interested participants.

A celebratory dinner was held on Saturday night, attended by author Fiona McIntosh.

Events continue today (Sunday) with a special rose planting ceremony at Pioneer Garden by the descendants of the first Riverton WAB branch.