Category Archives: farming

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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Hidden Treasures – Pip Smith

Pip Smith, Amber Smith and Pip’s father Marto volunteering at the St Mary’s Athletics carnival. What gave you the motivation/inspiration to become involved in the community? When my children were tiny I felt overwhelmed with domesticity – life felt like … 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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