Monthly Archives: September 2012

One farm day … Farm Manager – Wendy Bowman

As featured in One Farm Day … stories from beyond the farm gate Story and images by Sophie Hanson Tuesday 20 September 2012 Farm Manager Wendy Bowman believes that to be successful in farming these days, you need to be … Continue reading

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Shearing – up close and personal

2012 Australian Year of the farmer celebrates the hard work of everyone involved in producing, processing, handling and selling products from 136,000 farms across the country. If you haven’t had the chance to visit a sheep and wool property and … Continue reading

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RIRDC Award open to NSW/ACT women involved in ag, primary industries/resource development

  MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 19 September 2012 NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR RURAL WOMEN’S AWARD Announcing nominations open for Australia’s leading rural women’s award, Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson has urged people to remember that agribusiness and natural resource management leaders … Continue reading

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Rural women’s ‘place stories’ from River of Life conference… come take a peek!

This Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s (QRRRWN) recent River of Life History Project which began at the St George conference aims to collect women’s voices online. By gathering stories of rural women’s achievements and successes we can inspire each … Continue reading

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One farm Day … stories from beyond the farm gate

Beekeeper – Dary Callan By Sophie Hanson Wednesday 12 September 2012 It’s the first week of spring and NSW’s Central Tablelands are marked by pockets of blazing yellow and strips of emerald green. Canola, wheat, barley lucerne and pasture crops … Continue reading

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Missed the River of Life QRRRWN rural women’s gig? Here’s some personal insights

River of Life – create your own current Qld Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s conference (QRRRWN) 5-7 September 2012 in St George. Sonia Muir (NSW RWN) & Georgie Somerset (Chair QRRRWN) This was a joint conference of Queensland Rural, Regional and … Continue reading

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Status of women report shows a gender divide

From the September 2012 edition of Agriculture Today: Beyond the Kitchen Table – a column by Sonia Muir, Rural Women’s Network In the 12 months to September 2011, 13% of NSW women (2629) who started an apprenticeship or traineeship did so … Continue reading

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AgChatOZ aims to bring social media to life

AgChatOZ – Australia’s most popular and successful rural social media network will host its inaugural networking event in Canberra this September. Aptly hosted on a Tuesday evening (Tuesday 18 September), AgChatOZ LIVE, aims to “bring social media to life”. Over … Continue reading

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How to become a tradeswoman

If you’re considering becoming a tradeswoman then a practical nature combined with common sense, determination and persistence will stand you in good stead. It’s currently not easy to gain an apprenticeship as a woman in non-traditional trades such as the … Continue reading

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