Monthly Archives: May 2012

Local is Lovely!

By Sophie Hansen. (As featured in The Country Web: Our Farmers – Our Future, Number 56 Autumn 2012) I’ve been living on our farm for six years now but imagine it might take about 60 more before I’d classify as a … Continue reading

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Animals on Bikes and Christine’s community spirit

If you’re an avid read of RWN’s Country Web newsletter you will remember Christine Weston’s name for her fabulous Animals on Bikes arts initiative. Christine, along with her good friend Debbie Blatch, came up with the Animals on Bikes idea … Continue reading

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From paddock to plate – Gourmet macadamia’s … and Pam’s 3 P’s principal

As featured in The Country Web: Our Farmers – Our Future, Number 56 Autumn 2012 In need of a tree change, Pam Brook (a former dentist) and her husband Martin (a former film company executive) swapped life in Melbourne for a farm … Continue reading

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Launch of Mate Helping Mate CD – Life can always get better!

Many of you will have heard the name John Harper. For those that haven’t, John is a farmer from Stockinbingal (Southern NSW) who, in 2006 began running what came to be known as Mate Helping Mate events in rural communities. … Continue reading

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Fiona’s rise to the top – challenges and triumphs

Written by Trudy Glasgow, NSW Department of Primary Industries ‘It’s a role we’ve always played … in the paddock, around the kitchen table … but it’s now we are seeing women coming into the public face of agriculture.’ NSW Farmers … Continue reading

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Tocal College’s new publications catalogue on all things agricultural out now

  Need to know what it takes to work more effectively with people on the farm or perhaps how to manage your soils better? … Or how about a guide to fencing, pastures, growing beef or poultry? … Want to learn … Continue reading

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