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Angela Betheras - Rural Award

Angela, an alpaca producer and VER Member, has won the 2011 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women's Award.

The Committee and Members of the VER congratulate Angela on this prestigious achievement. 

In presenting the award at Parliament House, The Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said -

"Angela has not only created a successful alpaca farm and associated tourism enterprise, she has also served her community tirelessly through her work as chair of the West Gippsland Gourmet Country Tourism Association and in her role as the first woman appointed to the committee of Lardner Park Events in its 47-year history."

Angela established Nickelby Alpacas in 2004 and later transformed it into an integrated tourism enterprise, Nickelby at Darnum, to also include a retail store, photographic studio, olive grove and cafe.