Tag Archives: Business

Engage Ag – creating opportunities for a career in agriculture

By Sandra Ireson As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Can communities stop younger generations from leaving town and moving to the city? Sandra Ireson says you can; by providing young people with opportunities for hands-on skills development and … Continue reading

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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

By Karen Weller, Winton What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to comprehend how widespread this drought has been to primary producers last year and now this year. It is tiring us out physically … Continue reading

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A secure future for farming

Lisa McFadyen, Condobolin As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Growing up in rural NSW, Lisa McFadyen is passionate about agriculture and rural communities. A qualified Agronomist and Property Valuer; she lives with her husband and their two young … Continue reading

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Our Family Farm – Adapting – Thriving – Growing

By Julie Andreazza, Willbriggie, NSW Farmer of the Year 2018 As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Three weeks after losing my father to a sudden and fatal heart attack, I found myself in the ED at Griffith Base … Continue reading

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CWA of NSW welcomes new president

  By Stephanie Stanhope, Bega As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The role of President of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is not a role you do alone. It is done with the input and support of … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Lorraine Gordon

Lorraine Gordon As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. As a businesswoman with significant experience at a senior executive level across Australian agriculture, Lorraine has achieved success in her agricultural management endeavours. Currently, Lorraine is the Program Director for Australian … Continue reading

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Just Been Laid

Interview with Sarah Sivyer, Just Been Laid As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual We interview Just Been Laid Founder, Sarah Sivyer who wanted to start something that would be complimentary to her family’s existing beef business and really appeal … Continue reading

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Not just a farmer’s daughter

by Susie Cay, Corowa As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I was born the eldest of three girls, at the end of the second world war, to parents who had both served in the war. … Continue reading

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Engineer’s ambitious dream is empowering women

By Sophia Hoffenberg. As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Jillian Kilby, approaches life optimistically, with the logical thinking of a civil engineer, the roll-up-your-sleeves attitude of a farmer’s daughter from Coonamble, and … Continue reading

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An inspirational rural woman from Cooma who is building a successful business…

  One last little post… with Christmas approaching we stumbled upon this story in the Canberra Times of an inspirational rural woman from Cooma who is building a successful business… despite living in a small country town. We hope you enjoy it … Continue reading

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