Category Archives: leadership

Tocal students prove they are more than equal

As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 1965 the generosity of Mr CB Alexander allowed the opening of Tocal Agricultural College with its initial enrolments consisting of 15 young, male students. It was not until 1972 that the … Continue reading

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Money: Life transitions and your finances

By Jo Stephens, Financial Adviser.  As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual Life is ever-changing. During our lifetime many aspects of our lives will change, bringing highs and lows of certainty and uncertainty, comfort and fear of the unknown. There are many … Continue reading

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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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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Rebecca Barnes

We were recently thrilled to announce this year’s NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalists, who are each achieving remarkable things within their respective industries in NSW. We will share their profiles with you over the coming 2 weeks to provide … Continue reading

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5 must-have’s for your networking toolkit

Written by Toni Courtney. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Re-printed with permission. The power of a great network can’t be underestimated—especially when it results in new clients, the next job, or new opportunity. “Networking is the key … Continue reading

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Farmers adapting to change

Author: Cindy Cassidy, 2015 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award As featured in The Country Web magazine issue 63, published August 2016 As the 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner for NSW-ACT and in my role with FarmLink, I am driven … Continue reading

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Role models for wool

Guest Blog submitted by Lynne Strong,  National Program Director – Picture You in Agriculture The Australian wool industry derives great benefits from participants who stand as role models for the industry’s future leaders.  “I would define a role model as … 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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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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