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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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Farmer and food blogger takes out national Rural Women’s Award

Source: RIRDC 14 September 2016 Sophie Hansen, a deer farmer, food blogger and author from Orange, NSW has been announced as the national winner of the 2016 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. The award celebrates brilliant women and the positive impact … 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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Creating rural resilience: A better future for our farmers through social change

Environmental advocate and 2014 National Rural Woman of the Year, Pip Job, is working to create a better future for our farmers through social change. She is changing the way we view and practice farming through her social auditing program. … Continue reading

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8 mins with our 2016 Rural Women’s Award finalists

I’m excited to share with all of you this short 8 minute video where you can meet our 2016 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award finalists and hear from them about their ideas for primary industries and rural Australia. Don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Home grown talent takes out Rural Women’s Award

Central West food writer and farmer, Sophie Hansen has been crowned winner of the 2016 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award. Deputy Premier Troy Grant said Mrs Hansen, based in Orange, is a deserving winner whose work will have far-reaching benefits. “Distance … Continue reading

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2016 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award finalists announced

Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair has announced four inspiring leaders, from right across the state’s regions, as finalists in the 2016NSW-ACT Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award. The finalists are: Sophie Hansen from Orange Fiona Mead … 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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