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Pat Rodd, Tumut’s Hidden Treasure: “I will keep volunteering for as long as I can”

Guest writer: Kirsty Roche Tumut and Adleong Times. One of Tumut’s favourite volunteers, Pat Rodd, has been included in the Department of Primary Industry Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2012. The honour roll acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW … 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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‘Daring to Dream 2’ stories of rural women now available to download from ibooks for $5.99

The NSW Rural Women’s Network’s Daring to Dream 2 is a tribute to the many women from rural, regional and remote backgrounds who have dared to follow a passion, overcome challenges and make their goals a reality. Their stories display … Continue reading

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Rural women’s ‘place stories’ from River of Life conference… come take a peek!

This Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s (QRRRWN) recent River of Life History Project which began at the St George conference aims to collect women’s voices online. By gathering stories of rural women’s achievements and successes we can inspire each … Continue reading

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Missed the River of Life QRRRWN rural women’s gig? Here’s some personal insights

River of Life – create your own current Qld Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s conference (QRRRWN) 5-7 September 2012 in St George. Sonia Muir (NSW RWN) & Georgie Somerset (Chair QRRRWN) This was a joint conference of Queensland Rural, Regional and … Continue reading

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National Year of Reading & Australian Year of the Farmer Writer-in-Residence Project bringing insightful stories of men & women involved in agriculture.

    An exciting initiative has begun in Orange with Central West Libraries and NSW Department of Primary Industries working together to highlight books, reading, literacy and the National Year of Reading as well as Australian Year of the Farmer … Continue reading

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NSW Rural Women’s Award winner in running for national Award

Sydney based lawyer Danica Leys, NSW winner of the 2012 Rural Industries R&D Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award is one of seven state finalists who will travel to Canberra in early October for the announcement of the national Award. The … Continue reading

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NSW statistics show where rural populations are growing and declining

  NSW statistics 2001-11 shows population growth in inland NSW centres between 2001 and 2011 was greatest in regions around Tamworth, Orange, Queanbeyan, Wagga and Albury; greatest declines were in Griffith, Broken Hill and Moree. More than half of NSW’s predominantly rural … Continue reading

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Declutter, come online

From the August 2012 edition of Agriculture Today: Beyond the kitchen table – A Column by Sonia Muir, Rural Women’s Network I am a hoarder but sometimes it is good to get rid of clutter for a fresh perspective. Last … Continue reading

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Dreams Can Come True with Agriculture check out this fabulous short film

Don’t know what you want to be when you grow up? This terrific little short video made by Madeleine P.H. Hamilton will show you the endless career possibilities that the Australian agricultural industry can offer you… And there are plenty … Continue reading

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