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Our journey into farming

Moving from a beautiful new home in close proximity to friends and shopping centres to a ‘renovators delight’ on a 20 km stretch of windy dirt road may seem crazy to some. However, this represents the start of the journey into farming that I am currently making with my husband and four young sons. Continue reading

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South Australian “Champions academy” founder wins national Rural Women’s Award

Sarah Powell, a South Australian mixed farmer, community leader and advocate for rural women and youth is the national winner of the 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. The announcement was made by the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce in front … 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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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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2013 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award now open. Nominate yourself or encourage someone else to apply for the $10k bursary

Are you a woman involved in primary industries and want to take your ideas to another level? Did I hear a  “Yes?” Then perhaps the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award could be just the thing for you. Applications are now open … Continue reading

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Australian Bureau of Statisics 2012 ‘The Book of a Nation’ – Did you know 52% of Australia’s total land area was used for agriculture…

The 92nd edition of the ABS Year Book Australia is full of interesting and relevant Australian statistical stories. Lucky we have our farmers. The ABS found that according to population projections, food production worldwide will need to increase by 70% … Continue reading

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A link to another farming blog: Telling Tales

A Year On….. The recent anniversary of the floods that devastated many parts of rural Queensland and Brisbane got me, like many others, reflecting on the past twelve months. The images you see in this post were taken by a dear … Continue reading

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