Category Archives: Cattle

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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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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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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Women in Dairy – a new generation

As featured in issue 60 of The Country Web – Young Women of Influence. Women in Dairy is a new not-for-profit group that has been developed by local women Ali Duckworth and Nicole Nicholls. They represent a dynamic group of … 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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Today’s Visionaries, tomorrow’s leaders

A new breed of innovative and inspirational rural women is changing the face of agriculture and making a difference in a diverse range of industries including natural resource management, intensive farming, dairy, wine and new rural industries – to name just a few! These women are passionate … Continue reading

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Scholarship: $5,000/yr for students studying ag degrees @uni close 1 Feb

A Government-run scholarship is offering first-year university students $5,000 per annum if they study an agriculture-related degree. The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation in partnership with industry sponsors and not only offers students financial … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2012 Australian Year of the Farmer: Cattle Crusader Susie Chisholm

Susie Chisholm was raised on Bow Park Station, North Queensland and spent time with her Grandmother in Sydney after her mother died, when she was only a small child. She eventually returned to her beloved Bow Park Station where she … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2012 Australian Year of the Farmer: Women farmers putting food on your table.

From The Country Web Number 57 Spring 2012. Melanie Kiel, her husband Dave and daughters Laura and Sara own and run ‘Mione’, a 135 acre property near Cumnock as a trade-cattle enterprise. Mel is the boss when it comes to the … Continue reading

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