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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 Dream: Runner-up in the 2012 Rural Women’s Award, Corinne Annetts established and runs Sunhill Skills Essentials – a boutique goat farmer at Uralla in the New England. She shares some of her keys to success.
Rising to the top: Challenges and triumphs: Fiona Simson is the first woman appointed President of NSW Farmers. Fiona talks about her leadership journey and the issue of coal mining which became very personal in 2006.
Gourmet macadamias and Pam’s 3 P’s principle: In need of a tree change, Pam Brook swapped life in Melbourne for a farm on the NSW North Coast. Her story is one of passion, innovation, sustainability and success.
Parenting: Farming FACT or FICTION?: A fun activity sheet for the kids to find out whether they are a ‘city slicker’ or an ‘Australian legend’. See if you can outdo your friends with your knowledge about Aussie farms!
Matters for Men: Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most common complaints presenting to doctors in general practice. If you’re sleeping poorly, these strategies might help.
Wide open spaces and a future full of opportunity: Jacqui Mitchell knows a thing or two about life on the land and is passionate about giving her children a rural upbringing. She says there’s nothing like the wide open spaces.
Local is lovely!: Sophie Hansen and husband Tim run a deer farm at Mandagery Creek. Find out how she transitioned from the city to the country and some of the challenges and triumphs. Includes a yummy recipe.
Paving the way to a career in Ag: She may only be 24 years old but Kylie Jonkers has a staggering list of skills and achievements under her belt. And it’s just the beginning of her lifelong journey in agriculture.
Could you be the next Award winner?: Applications for the 2013 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award open 1 August and close 15 October 2012. Why not enter or nominate someone you think is up for a new challenge. Enter today!
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The theme for the No. 57 edition is ‘women in non-traditional roles‘.
We want to hear from rural women working in a non-traditional role who display innovation, creativity, determination and resilience. Women who have dared to challenge the stereotypes, explore career options and embrace opportunities within those traditionally male-dominated sectors.
Contributions close 16 June for publication in August 2012.
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