Category Archives: agriculture

Engage Ag – creating opportunities for a career in agriculture

By Sandra Ireson As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Can communities stop younger generations from leaving town and moving to the city? Sandra Ireson says you can; by providing young people with opportunities for hands-on skills development and … Continue reading

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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

By Karen Weller, Winton What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to comprehend how widespread this drought has been to primary producers last year and now this year. It is tiring us out physically … Continue reading

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A secure future for farming

Lisa McFadyen, Condobolin As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Growing up in rural NSW, Lisa McFadyen is passionate about agriculture and rural communities. A qualified Agronomist and Property Valuer; she lives with her husband and their two young … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

By James Cleaver, Dubbo As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The year is 1984 and my mother meets a young rugby player at Country Week at TG Millner Oval. By 1986 she’s left the unit in Paddington, got … Continue reading

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Our Family Farm – Adapting – Thriving – Growing

By Julie Andreazza, Willbriggie, NSW Farmer of the Year 2018 As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Three weeks after losing my father to a sudden and fatal heart attack, I found myself in the ED at Griffith Base … Continue reading

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The power of one voice to change many

By Alicia Smith and SafeWork NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Farming accounts for one in every five deaths in Australian workplaces, yet the industry makes up just 2.6 percent of Australia’s workforce. In 10 years there … Continue reading

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Leading women in Ag: Pip Job

By Pip Job, Geurie As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born in Emerald Qld – the first born to my parents who were gem miners at Sapphire. As … Continue reading

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CWA of NSW welcomes new president

  By Stephanie Stanhope, Bega As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The role of President of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is not a role you do alone. It is done with the input and support of … Continue reading

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How to Boost your Coping Capacity

By Natalie Stockdale Having lived on the land for many years, enduring unprecedented droughts in one of Australia’s harshest climatic areas, I can truly empathise with the strain and pain associated with the drought. The tips shared below can help … Continue reading

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Q Fever. Serious. Preventable

By Kylie Catts, Barradine As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My Q fever experience is typical of how I contracted the infection – I was working in dusty cattle yards in June 2003 with cows and new born calves. … Continue reading

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