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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Hayley Purbrick

We are happy to introduce you to our fourth amazing Finalist for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Hayley Purbrick’s passion is for communication, people and agriculture. Hailing from the Riverina town of Deniliquin, her work is empowering smaller … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Sandra Ireson

We are happy to introduce you to the third of our four amazing Finalists for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Sandra Ireson is from the Riverina town of Booligal in NSW. She has a keen interest in developing … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Rebecca Barnes

We were recently thrilled to announce this year’s NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalists, who are each achieving remarkable things within their respective industries in NSW. We will share their profiles with you over the coming 2 weeks to provide … Continue reading

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Farmer and food blogger takes out national Rural Women’s Award

Source: RIRDC 14 September 2016 Sophie Hansen, a deer farmer, food blogger and author from Orange, NSW has been announced as the national winner of the 2016 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. The award celebrates brilliant women and the positive impact … Continue reading

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NSW wins National 2016 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Thursday, 15 September 2016 Accomplished food and lifestyle writer from Orange, Sophie Hansen, has won the 2016 National Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award at a gala ceremony in Canberra overnight. Minister for Primary Industries Niall … Continue reading

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Dairy Assistance Guide – Support for dairy farmers

The Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Resilience Program has produced an Assistance Guide for Dairy Farmers. This useful guide provides information on key regional contacts, financial support, funding information, business support and health and well-being. It also includes tips, tools … Continue reading

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Happy as a pig in mud!

As featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2015 Article: Claire Dunn Former chartered accountant turned pig farmer Edwina Beveridge is making her mark as a pioneer in the industry, turning methane into money as Australia’s first ‘carbon farm’. … Continue reading

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Women Leaders: Georgie Aley, Sydney

As featured in The Country Web Number 60 Winter 2014 issue. A finalist in the Women in Australian Agribusiness (WIAA) 100 and aged just 29, Georgie Aley has achieved significant success at executive management level within the agricultural sector in Australia and internationally. She is currently … Continue reading

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Our future in their hands

As featured in the Number 60 Winter issue of The Country Web Three years ago I had the privilege to be named 2011 Runner-Up of the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. This opportunity reinforced the huge difference women can make in many agricultural industries and … Continue reading

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The huge gap between country and city kids

Source: http://www.def.org.au Young people in rural and regional Australia face huge obstacles getting into higher education and jobs, compared to city kids. Only 17% of rural youth go on to higher education, compared to 26% of city students. They also … Continue reading

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