Category Archives: farming

WANTED: Fantastic farming women stories

Do you know a fantastic farming woman? Have you got five minutes to share their story and photo? Here’s your opportunity to pay tribute to her and acknowledge the vital role of women on the land. The Invisible Farmer project is … 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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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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Communities in focus: Create a positive future for your family farming business

By Pip Job, Department of Primary Industries. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual When I speak to farming families, I am often asked for advice or insights relating to succession planning. More often than not, people wish to share their … Continue reading

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Our journey into farming

Moving from a beautiful new home in close proximity to friends and shopping centres to a ‘renovators delight’ on a 20 km stretch of windy dirt road may seem crazy to some. However, this represents the start of the journey into farming that I am currently making with my husband and four young sons. Continue reading

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Farmers adapting to change

Author: Cindy Cassidy, 2015 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award As featured in The Country Web magazine issue 63, published August 2016 As the 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner for NSW-ACT and in my role with FarmLink, I am driven … 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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Creating rural resilience: A better future for our farmers through social change

Environmental advocate and 2014 National Rural Woman of the Year, Pip Job, is working to create a better future for our farmers through social change. She is changing the way we view and practice farming through her social auditing program. … Continue reading

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