Tag Archives: farming

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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Rad Growers – Erin O’Callaghan

By Joel Orchard, Future Feeders As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Erin O’Callaghan runs a small (approx 50 acres) scale farming business at Bungowannah 20 km from Albury in Southern NSW.  It includes a 1 acre market garden, … 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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Rural Resilience Program

By James Cleaver, Dubbo As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The year is 1984 and my mother meets a young rugby player at Country Week at TG Millner Oval. By 1986 she’s left the unit in Paddington, got … 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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The power of one voice to change many

By Alicia Smith and SafeWork NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Farming accounts for one in every five deaths in Australian workplaces, yet the industry makes up just 2.6 percent of Australia’s workforce. In 10 years there … Continue reading

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Leading women in Ag: Pip Job

By Pip Job, Geurie As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born in Emerald Qld – the first born to my parents who were gem miners at Sapphire. As … Continue reading

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Q Fever. Serious. Preventable

By Kylie Catts, Barradine As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My Q fever experience is typical of how I contracted the infection – I was working in dusty cattle yards in June 2003 with cows and new born calves. … Continue reading

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The Financial knack of ‘Women in Black’

By Lily Rodgers, Hunter Valley. As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual At the top of the Hunter Valley, home to a cluster of rural properties, there is a group of forward-thinking, financially- savvy females who call themselves Women in … Continue reading

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Editorial: Turning passion into profession

By Ellen Downes, Canowindra As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My life is a juggle of some paid work (medicine) and unpaid work, including my role on the farm, as a mother, within the not-for-profit group AgEDGE, and the … Continue reading

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