Tractoring For Women
Practical, hands-on training covering everything you need to know and nothing you don’t
Welcome To Tractoring For Women
We are a unique, hands-on training program designed to empower women in agriculture by teaching them how to operate tractors safely and confidently.
Our one-day workshops are practical, engaging, and tailored to your needs.
We match participants to tractors that are similar to the ones they have at home, ensuring a relevant and personalized learning experience.
Join us and gain the skills you need to undertake farm operations with confidence and independence.
Learn more about Tractoring For Women
Meet Belle Baker
Belle Baker grew up on a property near Lucindale in the South-East of South Australia. She loved working with the cattle and sheep and dreamed of a career on the land.
Until her Dad fell ill, Belle had rarely driven the tractor but soon she was the one using the old loader and getting things done.
When the men folk realised that the farm needed a new tractor, they put their collective experience together and chose a new machine, without involving Belle: the person who was going to have to use it!
Tractoring For Women has grown out of these experiences, and you can read more of its history, mission, and Belle’s back story here.
Sharing The Story
We’ve been overwhelmed by the media interest in Tractoring For Women.
Here is a selection of stories from TV, radio, and print media, which we take as confirmation that this enterprise within the agricultural sector has touched a nerve with Australians everywhere.
Jo Laverty Talks Tractors With Belle Baker
Have a listen to Jo Laverty’s masterful coverage of the experience of a Tractoring For Women workshop.
She left the tractor cab, exhilarated.
Advancing Women In Agriculture
When Currency Creek farmer Belle Baker was growing up, women weren’t always accepted as farmers.
These days Ms Baker, with help from her partner Patrick O’Driscoll, is tailor-making courses to help women on the land fill gaps in their knowledge, including the ground breaking Tractoring for Women program.
Tractoring for Women on Weekend Sunrise
It was an early start on Sunday, November 5, 2023, when we had to gather, with tractors ready, at 7am, for the Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise film crew to arrive to prepare us to be on national TV.
The interest arose from the welcome news that our unique traning course, Tractoring For Women, had won a SafeWork SA Award.
Roll out! Tractoring for Women ready to go national
An Adelaide Hills businesswoman has established an award-winning training program, aimed at giving women the confidence to get behind the wheel of a tractor
Tractoring for Women creator Belle Baker says she now wants to expand the program across the country.
Tractoring for Women course wins SafeWork SA award, launches expansion bid
A hobby farming training course which teaches women starting out on small acreage the skills and confidence to operate tractors has won a SafeWork SA Award.
Tractoring for Women creator Belle Baker said she wanted to expand the program across the country.
Award winning workshop gets women confident behind the wheel of tractor
A first of its kind workshop which has put women in the driver’s seat of on-farm safety is set to be rolled out across other small acreage areas after its organisers won a prestigious $10,000 Safework SA award last week.
Here are some photos from our inaugural Tractoring For Women event
As you’ll see in the images, we were delighted to have the sought-after, practical farm safety speaker, Alex Thomas, from #PlantASeedForSafety, on site for our training, keeping us grounded in a realistic, down-to-earth approach for farming safely. Her insights and support have been invaluable.
Have a listen to Jo Laverty’s masterful coverage of the experience of a Tractoring For Women workshop. She left the
Thinking about joining our Tractoring for Women workshop? Well, you might want to reconsider if you fall into any of
When you’re running a farm or simply involved in day-to-day rural operations, knowing your way around a tractor isn’t just