Category Archives: Landcare

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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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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NSW grazier and Landcare leader wins national Rural Women’s Award

Several weeks ago the RWN team travelled to Canberra for the 2014 Australian RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Dinner and what a fantastic night it was! Even more fantastic was our NSW State winner Pip Job taking out the top Award – our … Continue reading

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Overcoming the fear of change

RWN are about to head to Canberra for the 2014 Australian RIRDC Rural Women’s Award dinner. This wonderful event will celebrate the seven State and Territory winners of the 2014 RIRDC RWA including our very own Pip Job from Cumnock. … Continue reading

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2014 Rural Women’s Award finalists named

A pioneering pig farmer from Young and a natural resource management leader from Cumnock have been named as finalists in the 2014 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced … Continue reading

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Rebecca Sullivan – Dirty Girl Kitchen: Safeguarding granny skills

As featured in The Country Web  Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Rebecca Sullivan is a self-taught cook and has worked with some of the world’s best producers, environmental academics, activists, chefs and restaurants as an ecoagronomist, activist, sustainable food writer, urban farmer and … Continue reading

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Postcard from Tonga

Living for a year on a dot in the Pacific Ocean has its ups downs and even a few shakes!  We have slipped into the quiet pace of Tongan life very easily and even took the 7.6 May earthquake in … Continue reading

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2012 NSW Farmers of the Year

As featured in The Country Web Number 58 Autumn 2013 edition Peter and Alison Campbell farm a 1550 ha mixed cropping sheep enterprise at “Avondale” 17 km west of Henty, NSW. The Campbells rotate their wheat/canola cropping program with lucerne/clover/cocksfoot pastures. … Continue reading

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Scholarship: $5,000/yr for students studying ag degrees @uni close 1 Feb

A Government-run scholarship is offering first-year university students $5,000 per annum if they study an agriculture-related degree. The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation in partnership with industry sponsors and not only offers students financial … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2012 Australian Year of the Farmer: Women farmers putting food on your table.

From The Country Web Number 57 Spring 2012. Melanie Kiel, her husband Dave and daughters Laura and Sara own and run ‘Mione’, a 135 acre property near Cumnock as a trade-cattle enterprise. Mel is the boss when it comes to the … Continue reading

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