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About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.

Leading women in agriculture

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual Emma’s plans for a mentoring program to help young women in agriculture feel confident and supported. 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award finalist Emma Doyle lives in Armidale in the Northern Tablelands region of … Continue reading

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Don’t miss out on applying for inspiring Rural Women’s Award – 2 weeks left to apply

There’s just two weeks left to apply for the new-look 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award. Emerging women leaders are encouraged to apply for Australia’s leading Award in acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries … Continue reading

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TUFF workshop helps young farmer re-balance busy life

By Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual To a casual observer, southern NSW beef and lamb producer, Michael Shannon, would seem to be riding high on a-once-in-a-lifetime wave of good seasons, high prices and great opportunities beyond … Continue reading

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Hayley’s ‘Big Sky’ ideas

by Hayley Purbrick, Big Sky Ideas As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual A finalist in the 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, Hayley Purbrick has a vision to create vibrant small town communities across regional NSW filled with people who think like entrepreneurs.  Through … Continue reading

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Pathways to ag for young people

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. 2017 Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Sandra Ireson, runs a beef and sheep operation near Booligal with her husband and their three children. She has a … Continue reading

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Latest issue of Country Web hot off the press

Our 64th issue of The Country Web explores the theme ‘connect and collaborate‘ and features stories about creating meaningful connections, mentoring, sharing wisdom, books and people that inspire others. In this issue we profile the 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award … Continue reading

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Registrations open for NSW Rural Women’s Gathering

It’s time to register for the Rural Women’s Gathering, with this year’s theme Women, Culture, Land – Just add water, to be held 27-29 October at Narrandera. DPI Rural Women’s Network Project Officer, Emma Regan, said celebrating 25 years, the … Continue reading

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Meet NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member – Diana Gibbs

Diana Gibbs is an economist with post-graduate qualifications in Environmental Studies. She is the principal partner of a consulting practice based on resource economic analyses and strategic planning, with clients throughout Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. A partner … Continue reading

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Meet NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member – Corinne Annetts

Corinne Annetts owns and operates Sunhill Dairy Goats and Sunhill Skin Essentials. Based in the heart of the New England she established her boutique business in 2010 to provide a new and unique goat’s milk product range for the everyday … Continue reading

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Meet NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member – Alison Hamilton

Alison Hamilton (nee McIntosh) has a strong rural background and a passion for the beef industry. Residing near Wagga Wagga in the NSW Riverina, along with raising a small family, Alison juggles her time between managing her beef cattle consulting … Continue reading

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