Category Archives: farming

The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

By Karen Weller, Winton What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to comprehend how widespread this drought has been to primary producers last year and now this year. It is tiring us out physically … Continue reading

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A secure future for farming

Lisa McFadyen, Condobolin As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Growing up in rural NSW, Lisa McFadyen is passionate about agriculture and rural communities. A qualified Agronomist and Property Valuer; she lives with her husband and their two young … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

By James Cleaver, Dubbo As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The year is 1984 and my mother meets a young rugby player at Country Week at TG Millner Oval. By 1986 she’s left the unit in Paddington, got … Continue reading

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The power of one voice to change many

By Alicia Smith and SafeWork NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Farming accounts for one in every five deaths in Australian workplaces, yet the industry makes up just 2.6 percent of Australia’s workforce. In 10 years there … Continue reading

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Leading women in Ag: Pip Job

By Pip Job, Geurie As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born in Emerald Qld – the first born to my parents who were gem miners at Sapphire. As … Continue reading

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CWA of NSW welcomes new president

  By Stephanie Stanhope, Bega As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The role of President of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is not a role you do alone. It is done with the input and support of … Continue reading

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Q Fever. Serious. Preventable

By Kylie Catts, Barradine As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My Q fever experience is typical of how I contracted the infection – I was working in dusty cattle yards in June 2003 with cows and new born calves. … Continue reading

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The Financial knack of ‘Women in Black’

By Lily Rodgers, Hunter Valley. As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual At the top of the Hunter Valley, home to a cluster of rural properties, there is a group of forward-thinking, financially- savvy females who call themselves Women in … Continue reading

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Vet by day – ‘Miss Vet’ the artist by night

By Jillian Kelly, Coonamble As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual I haven’t always wanted to be a vet. When I was small I wanted to be ‘a hairdresser like Aunty Wendy’, then as I grew older, a journalist, then … Continue reading

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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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