Category Archives: business

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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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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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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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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Not just a farmer’s daughter

by Susie Cay, Corowa As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I was born the eldest of three girls, at the end of the second world war, to parents who had both served in the war. … Continue reading

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Engineer’s ambitious dream is empowering women

By Sophia Hoffenberg. As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Jillian Kilby, approaches life optimistically, with the logical thinking of a civil engineer, the roll-up-your-sleeves attitude of a farmer’s daughter from Coonamble, and … Continue reading

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Feedback is not a dirty word

by Janine Garner, Connected Leadership As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Strategising, planning, managing cash flow; these are all practical essentials of leadership. Do them well, and you will be a good leader. But to be a great and … Continue reading

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How to grow your business

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Whether you’re just starting out with a great business idea or looking to expand and grow your business, NSW Department of Industry’s Business Connect services can help you on your journey to … Continue reading

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