Monthly Archives: August 2012

National Year of Reading & Australian Year of the Farmer Writer-in-Residence Project bringing insightful stories of men & women involved in agriculture.

    An exciting initiative has begun in Orange with Central West Libraries and NSW Department of Primary Industries working together to highlight books, reading, literacy and the National Year of Reading as well as Australian Year of the Farmer … Continue reading

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NSW Rural Women’s Award winner in running for national Award

Sydney based lawyer Danica Leys, NSW winner of the 2012 Rural Industries R&D Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award is one of seven state finalists who will travel to Canberra in early October for the announcement of the national Award. The … Continue reading

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Women crossing boundaries: Latest issue of The Country Web

The latest issue of The Country Web showcases women from New South Wales who are shining their light in industries and jobs that up until recently have been seen as traditionally male areas. Women featured include: farmers, geologists, painters, mechanics, … Continue reading

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A study shows more women on energy company boards brings benefits to climate change

The latest edition of the RWN magazine The Country Web focuses on women pushing boundaries and includes many stories of women who are making an impact in what are often referred to as ‘male’ domains. One of the popular arguments for … Continue reading

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Olympics have a long way to go as women push boundaries

Nine hundred million people tuned in to watch the 2012 London Opening Ceremony. With the Olympics bombarding us and the issues of equality being discussed in the media I thought I’d share a lovely quote by the air rifle contestant, … Continue reading

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NSW statistics show where rural populations are growing and declining

  NSW statistics 2001-11 shows population growth in inland NSW centres between 2001 and 2011 was greatest in regions around Tamworth, Orange, Queanbeyan, Wagga and Albury; greatest declines were in Griffith, Broken Hill and Moree. More than half of NSW’s predominantly rural … Continue reading

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Declutter, come online

From the August 2012 edition of Agriculture Today: Beyond the kitchen table – A Column by Sonia Muir, Rural Women’s Network I am a hoarder but sometimes it is good to get rid of clutter for a fresh perspective. Last … Continue reading

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Dreams Can Come True with Agriculture check out this fabulous short film

Don’t know what you want to be when you grow up? This terrific little short video made by Madeleine P.H. Hamilton will show you the endless career possibilities that the Australian agricultural industry can offer you… And there are plenty … Continue reading

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2013 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award now open. Nominate yourself or encourage someone else to apply for the $10k bursary

Are you a woman involved in primary industries and want to take your ideas to another level? Did I hear a  “Yes?” Then perhaps the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award could be just the thing for you. Applications are now open … Continue reading

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Expert to probe NSW agricultural education & training to make sure we are on target to meet industry needs

An independent expert has been appointed to conduct a comprehensive study to ensure agricultural education and training meet future industry needs.    Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson joined the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, to announce that the former … Continue reading

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