Pick me: Margaret selected for rural women’s conference

ABOVE: Margaret Magner is off to Wagga Wagga to spread the word about Casino.

Susanna Freymark

“I was probably trying to flog you a banana if you were at the District Displays at the Sydney Royal Easter Show,” Margaret Magner said in a phone interview with Rural Women’s Network selectors.

Margaret, 25, is chatty and her enthusiasm impressed selectors so much she was one of five women sponsored to go to the Thriving Women Conference in Wagga Wagga on August 13–15.

Conference sponsor, Rural Women’s Network will pay for the conference with a ticket price of $540 plus Margaret’s flights and accommodation.

A friend had sent Margaret a link about the conference and told her to apply.

At the time Margaret was at the Sydney Show helping with the District Displays of produce. Her 10 years of retail experience was handy, she said, as she tried to up-sell people.

This was how she ended up chatting about the show in her interview.

Margaret works at Pinkertons in Casino. She also helps the Beef Week Queen entrants prepare for the comp and for Beef Week.

At Wagga Wagga she will attend workshops on personal development and rural issues.

Speakers at the conference include reporter Leigh Sales, founder of Goterra Olympia Yarger and clothing company Birdsnest founder Jane Cay.

The conference theme is Growing and Inspiring Women Connected through Agriculture.

Margaret is keen to tell the people she’ll meet at the conference all about Casino.

“Hopefully I’ll come back with a list of people I can use later on,” Margaret said.

Margaret Magner outside Casino Post Office. Photos: Susanna Freymark

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