Monthly Archives: December 2013

Isobel Knight – Farm business succession planning – How prepared are you?

As featured in  The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Succession planning for farmers can be difficult and at times stressful, but it’s important and must be addressed. Sometimes it can seem like a huge task, with too many … Continue reading

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2013 NSW Farmer of the Year

2014 is The International Year of Family Farming – an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations. This worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, aims to become … Continue reading

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Alison Page – Different Shades

Excerpt from Alison Page’s speech to the ANU Reconciliation Lecture as featured in  The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition.  Alison Page is a real dynamo and no doubt has a strong influence on everything she puts her hand … Continue reading

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Heritage with Heart…

If you are like me and have already begun adding dates to next year’s diary – here’s a great event not to be missed! The Coolamon Rural Women’s Gathering Committee recently held a cocktail party in November to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Online forum today 2-3pm – The impact of drought on mental health’


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Weather the storm

With summer approaching, do you want to know how you can better prepare for disaster and make your community safer, stronger and more resilient? Check out this free WEATHER THE STORM kit which can be used with community groups to … Continue reading

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Anxiety: Learn, think, do

‘Anxiety: learn, think, do’ With 32% of women in Australia experiencing anxiety over their lifetime, Jean Hailes is proud to have partnered with MLC Community Foundation to develop this innovative evidence-based online resource aimed at preventing common mental health problems … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 2013 Archibull Prize

You absolutely must have a look at these amazing pieces of work! Celebrate the students big ideas, their opinions and their artworks, and of course our amazing Australian food and fibre and the people who produce it, through these wonderful photos from Toby Peet. … Continue reading

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Call for stories for next edition of The Country Web

The Number 60 issue of The Country Web (available in March 2014) will continue on with last issues theme of Women of Influence, however we will be showcasing younger women from rural and regional New South Wales who are actively involved in … Continue reading

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Tanya Cameron takes the lead

As featured in The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Part of the largest voluntary women’s organisation in Australia, The Country Women’s Association of New South Wale (CWA of NSW) is a not-for-profit association formed in 1922. CWA of … Continue reading

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