Category Archives: agriculture

Editorial: Turning passion into profession

By Ellen Downes, Canowindra As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My life is a juggle of some paid work (medicine) and unpaid work, including my role on the farm, as a mother, within the not-for-profit group AgEDGE, and the … Continue reading

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A full 25-year circle

by Sonia Muir, Orange  (now travelling the world) As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Back in 1992 I was flicking through the employment section of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and saw a job for an ‘Assistant Coordinator’ for … Continue reading

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Daring to Dream: Fashion to farmer, ex-model finds niche in baby market

Vanessa Bell As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Australian Merino wool has a new advocate—ex-model and media professional Vanessa Bell has launched a new brand ‘Sarah Jane Bond’ targeting the baby segment (newborns to five years), a market in … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures – Pip Smith

Pip Smith, Amber Smith and Pip’s father Marto volunteering at the St Mary’s Athletics carnival. What gave you the motivation/inspiration to become involved in the community? When my children were tiny I felt overwhelmed with domesticity – life felt like … Continue reading

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Olympia’s insect journey

By Olympia Yarger, Fyshwick ACT 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures  Rural Women’s Award Finalist As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Passionate about rural and regional communities, Olympia Yarger is a farmer, innovator and leader in insect farming in Australia. As the … Continue reading

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Editorial: Celebrating 25 years

Audrey Hardman OAM, Mandurama I was delighted to be asked to write the editorial for this very special 25th anniversary issue of The Country Web. This issue celebrates 25 years of the Rural Women’s Network (RWN) and The Country Web, … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Lorraine Gordon

Lorraine Gordon As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. As a businesswoman with significant experience at a senior executive level across Australian agriculture, Lorraine has achieved success in her agricultural management endeavours. Currently, Lorraine is the Program Director for Australian … Continue reading

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Just Been Laid

Interview with Sarah Sivyer, Just Been Laid As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual We interview Just Been Laid Founder, Sarah Sivyer who wanted to start something that would be complimentary to her family’s existing beef business and really appeal … Continue reading

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Farm Table

Airlie Trescowthick, Deniliquin As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I grew up on a mixed farming property just south of Holbrook in the southern Riverina with my parents and older brother. Holbrook is a highly … Continue reading

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Fire, hope and recovery

by Jill Goodman, Uarbry As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. We have lived on our farm near the village of Uarbry for nearly 44 years. My husband Graham grew up here and has worked on the family farm since … Continue reading

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