Category Archives: Grants and funding

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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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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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 Leaders: Georgie Aley, Sydney

As featured in The Country Web Number 60 Winter 2014 issue. A finalist in the Women in Australian Agribusiness (WIAA) 100 and aged just 29, Georgie Aley has achieved significant success at executive management level within the agricultural sector in Australia and internationally. She is currently … Continue reading

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The huge gap between country and city kids

Source: http://www.def.org.au Young people in rural and regional Australia face huge obstacles getting into higher education and jobs, compared to city kids. Only 17% of rural youth go on to higher education, compared to 26% of city students. They also … Continue reading

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Building pathways for Coonamble’s youth

Guest Blog from Royal Agricultural Society (NSW) Foundation. Coonamble High School’s agriculture teacher, Adam Macrae, is leading the charge to change minds and help shape futures for his agriculture students. In April, 2015, the 33-year-old was awarded a Royal Agricultural … Continue reading

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RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship 2015

The RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions. Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for … Continue reading

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Eliza Star – A bright horizon for Eliza

As featured in The Country Web, No: 59 Edition  Eliza grew up on a mixed enterprise farm near the town of Carrathool, in NSW, and says the lack of female role models in the male-dominated field of agriculture initially put … Continue reading

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