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Glen Clarke

Glen Clarke

Director, Ability Agriculture Foundation

First up! Special Announcement from Ability Agriculture Foundation Followed by …
Panel | Accessibility in Agriculture - A key driver for productivity, safety, sustainability and inclusion


This discussion will address:

  • Drivers of diversity and inclusion
  • Programs or strategies to drive greater cultural awareness/safety in agricultural workplaces
  • How product design or agtech developments are enabling greater accessibility/adaption and safety in agriculture
  • Biggest challenges around misconceptions, policies or resources available for employing people with disability or building disability confidence in regional/agricultural areas
  • Ageing workforce and technology advancements  
  • Roles and nature of work in agriculture
  • Working within and beyond the farm gate

About Glen: 
Glen is a multi-generational farmer from the mid north coast of NSW, growing up on flood plains he worked as a cattle farmer, corn and soybean grower and truck driver. After a workplace accident Glen became a paraplegic, having to negotiate adapting to life on the land was never an easy task, however adapt he did. Glen is a director of the Ability Agriculture Foundation paving the way for enabling awareness and opportunity for persons and families with disability in agriculture. He is a keen adaptive mountain biker competing across Australia, and is still a farmer who produces steers on the mid north coast and runs his own transport logistics business.

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