Dad’s call for help inspires farmer #GirlPower Twitter movement

Ty Fulwood, a central Western Australian wheatbelt grain grower set Twitter alight this week after a simple request for a short video of support from women in agriculture started a #GirlPower movement with hundreds of users sharing their stories. 

After his eldest daughter, Sylvie, told him she wasn’t going to be a farmer because she was a girl, and not a boy, Ty put out a call on Twitter asking female farmers to convince his daughter otherwise.

All Ty requested was a short video he could show his daughter to prove to her that she could, in fact, be a girl and a farmer.

What he got was an outpouring of support from Twitter users, with hundreds of women in agriculture happily showing off their role on the farm and sharing their stories and messages of support for Sylvie.

Check out some of the best photos, videos and messages below:

National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President Fiona Simson also had a message for Sylvie and shared how her life as a farmer led her to become a leader in agriculture where she gets to be on tv, radio and even have meetings with the Prime Minister!

Tegan Scott

Is the Community & Engagement Officer at the National Farmers' Federation.

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