Monthly Archives: June 2012

The search is on for Hidden Treasures. Communities have eight weeks to nominate female rural volunteers

Nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community worker – any rural woman who you believe makes your community a better place to live. Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. Nominating a rural woman … Continue reading

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Stop buying, start with sharing and bartering

From the June 2012 edition of Agriculture Today. Beyond the kitchen table. Column by Sonia Muir, Rural Women’s Network Collaborative consumption is helping the environment and our pockets in a range of practical ways – swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting … Continue reading

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Call out to #ruralwomen crafters for The Great Gallery Garden…

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Australian Bureau of Statisics 2012 ‘The Book of a Nation’ – Did you know 52% of Australia’s total land area was used for agriculture…

The 92nd edition of the ABS Year Book Australia is full of interesting and relevant Australian statistical stories. Lucky we have our farmers. The ABS found that according to population projections, food production worldwide will need to increase by 70% … Continue reading

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Why we need more women in our economic engine rooms

                “Women are the economic engines of some of the Internet’s hottest markets from e-commerce to social media. It’s no wonder then that savvy entrepreneurs—both men and women—are developing ways to better serve … Continue reading

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Wide open spaces… and a future full of opportunities

Having grown up in rural NSW, Jacqui Mitchell knows a thing or two about living on the land. Despite a few years studying Agricultural Economics and working in the banking sector, its where she has spent her life and chose to … Continue reading

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Fran Rowe named NSW Woman of the Year

Fran is a long time supporter of the Rural Women’s Network and is a strong advocate for rural women’s issues. She has been supporting rural communities in tough times for most of her working life and we are delighted to … Continue reading

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