Category Archives: agriculture

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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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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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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Meet Aimee Snowdon – NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member

The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award has been running for 21 years and acknowledges women’s leadership capacity in effecting change and influence through connecting and collaborating.  Each week we will be featuring an Alumni member who has a keen interest in … Continue reading

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Tocal students prove they are more than equal

As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 1965 the generosity of Mr CB Alexander allowed the opening of Tocal Agricultural College with its initial enrolments consisting of 15 young, male students. It was not until 1972 that the … Continue reading

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Bridging the urban/country divide

by Taryn Soderman, Rabobank FX Program As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Ten city teenagers – from Muirfield High School in Sydney’s west – have been given a taste of ‘life on the land’, spending a week with five … Continue reading

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Time running out to nominate your ‘Hidden Treasure’

Nominations closing soon for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   The annual Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is an important tribute which captures inspirational stories, documenting and celebrating the unpaid work of women who are ensuring the viability of … Continue reading

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Smart ways to leave farming

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn DPI Rural Resilience Officer. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Respected Monaro grazier and cattle breeder, Howard Charles, cites a number of logical reasons for ‘half retiring’ and leasing his property but admits that if it were … Continue reading

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