Category Archives: food

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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Are astronauts sexier than agriculture?

By Bessie Blore, 2013 Young Farming Champion (As featured in The Country Web, Issue 60). Everything these people do, they do for the health, wealth, and happiness of all Australians.  They believe in celebrating diversity, sustainability, creativity and progress. They believe … Continue reading

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Inspiring rural women – 4 minutes with our 2014 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Award recipients

It’s been a busy time at the Rural Women’s Network these past few months and it’s now just over a month since we announced our 2014 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner and runner-up. You can now watch a quick 4-minute video to … Continue reading

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2013 NSW Farmer of the Year

2014 is The International Year of Family Farming – an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations. This worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, aims to become … Continue reading

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