Category Archives: food

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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Connecting through Pizza

by Sophie Hansen, Lidster As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. There’s a wood-fired oven at our local community hall. Most of the year it sits quiet and cold but every now and then we get together to hold … Continue reading

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Playing with fire: showcasing Australia’s native bush foods

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual   After an international career in finance and insurance, 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award finalist Rebecca Barnes moved to the northern NSW coastal town of Ballina 20 years ago, seeking a career and lifestyle change … Continue reading

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NSW DPI Digital Publications

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a range of publications available as ebooks and can be purchased through the Apple iBookstore and GooglePlay. Enjoy a convenient way to buy and read our publications! You will need an iTunes account to … Continue reading

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Gather in the Glen: Registrations extended to Friday 25 September!

Hello from Glen Innes! Gather in the Glen is getting closer and closer every day, and we have two important announcements to make: 1. Registration options have been expanded and extended! We are delighted to now offer: · Full registrations $250 · Saturday … 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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Online learning allows farmers to connect from the paddock

A new range of online training courses are available for agribusiness and farmers to study managing climate risk, carbon management, soil biology and salinity. The EverTrain website currently offers accredited and non-accredited courses and was launched by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Future … Continue reading

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SUPPORT A MATE

Support a mate is about helping farmers, their families and rural communities through tough times such as drought. Support A Mate Rural Outreach is about helping connect farmers, their families and rural communities to support services and a regular outreach … 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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Social alchemist and change agent

As featured in the Number 60 Winter issue of The Country Web There is a unique magic in rural communities that comes to light when the right people, add the right ingredients, in the right way, at the right time. I … Continue reading

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