Category Archives: inspirational

Farm Table

Airlie Trescowthick, Deniliquin As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I grew up on a mixed farming property just south of Holbrook in the southern Riverina with my parents and older brother. Holbrook is a highly … Continue reading

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A car, my bag and my swag

Sophia Hoffenberg, Orange As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. As a 24-year-old aspiring agriculturist, I’ve been adventuring around rural Australia to find my place in the wide, prosperous world of ag. Growing up on a cattle property near Longreach … Continue reading

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Bright, strong and fearless

Horizon scholars’ vision for the future of women in Australian agriculture. Dallas Pearce, AgriFutures Australia. Agriculture is ingrained in the hearts and minds of three female students recently awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship. Fond memories are brought to mind … Continue reading

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Leading women in agriculture: people, place, purpose

Kate Lorimer-Ward, Deputy Director General DPI Agriculture, Orange As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born on a property at Nymagee called ‘Trugannini’, to Bruce and Patty Lorimer. I … Continue reading

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The art of celebrating regional women

By Sarah McEwan, Sandigo As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. On Sunday 10 August 2010, my husband Vic and I closed the roller door of our Marrickville home for the very last time. We can still remember that feeling … Continue reading

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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

by Karen Weller, Winton New South Wales What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to even comprehend how widespread this particular drought has been to primary producers this year. It is tiring us out … Continue reading

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Feedback is not a dirty word

by Janine Garner, Connected Leadership As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Strategising, planning, managing cash flow; these are all practical essentials of leadership. Do them well, and you will be a good leader. But to be a great and … Continue reading

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Write your story

by Kasia Gospos, Leaders in Heels As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Stories are powerful. They can change our lives. They can change the world. Storytelling is an art that everyone can master. You may not realise that … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Kristal Kinsela

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual.  In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we share multiple award winner Kristal Kinsela’s story.  Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations. She has more … Continue reading

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In small places, close to home

by Angela Powditch, North Coast of NSW. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home’. And ‘home’ is where my story begins … … Continue reading

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