Category Archives: education and training

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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Pathways to ag for young people

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. 2017 Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Sandra Ireson, runs a beef and sheep operation near Booligal with her husband and their three children. She has a … 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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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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The Podmore Foundation – Returning Opportunity, one determined student at a time

by Narelle Sargent, Podmore Foundation As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 2007, a group of Duntroon classmates from the 1970s, all but one from immigrant or single-mother families, established the Podmore Foundation (Podmore) in gratitude for 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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Small business program makes getting advice a piece of cake

by Sonya Martin, Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Greg and Angie Wilton from Mullumbimby have cooked up a successful business creating delicious pastries, cakes, tarts, breads and savory delights. “Keeping up … Continue reading

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Money: Life transitions and your finances

By Jo Stephens, Financial Adviser.  As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual Life is ever-changing. During our lifetime many aspects of our lives will change, bringing highs and lows of certainty and uncertainty, comfort and fear of the unknown. There are many … 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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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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