Monthly Archives: April 2012

Our Farmers – Our Future edition of The Country Web now out

In this issue Download full issue Tweet sensation: Danica Leys won the 2012 NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award for her work with AgChatOz. She encourages anyone looking for a way to broaden their network to get involved in social media. Daring to … Continue reading

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Take a look at this winning Cream of the Crop short film “Are you the One” by NSW student Amber O’Neill

Cream of the Crop is part of Art4Agriculture – a network of young people who share a passion to tell others about the pivotal role Australian farmers play in feeding the world be beef, sheep, dairy, cropping, wine or horticultural … Continue reading

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Celebrating Aussie farm life through your eyes: photo competition

  from the farmer health website: The commonly portrayed view of farming and agriculture through much of the media in recent years has been one of drama or gloom – either hazed by the dust of drought or submerged beneath … Continue reading

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Forage – a walking degustation celebrating food, wine and agriculture is to be held in Orange

More than 600 people are expected to eat and drink their way along one of the Central West’s most scenic trails as part of one the headline events for Orange F.O.O.D. Week. Forage gets underway this Saturday 21st April with … Continue reading

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Jasmine Nixon from Crookwell named 50th 2012 Royal Easter show girl

Congratulations to Jasmine Nixon… from ABC news online: An agriculture graduate from the southern tablelands has been named the 2012 Royal Easter Showgirl. Jasmine Nixon from Crookwell has taken out the title at a ceremony in Sydney last night. Ms Nixon … Continue reading

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Tell us how agricultural shows are used by your school

 Anyone who grew up in the country will remember the excitement of the annual ‘Show’ coming to town. My sister and I always had new dresses made for the occasion OK!and so looked forward to the rides, sample bags and the amazing … Continue reading

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Cotton from animals? Not in this food plan

I have just had a quick trip to the deserts of Utah, Nevada and Arizona for a family celebration. Not much agriculture to be seen there although I am told the Colorado River provides irrigation to some of the areas … Continue reading

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