Tag Archives: farming

Fire, hope and recovery

by Jill Goodman, Uarbry As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. We have lived on our farm near the village of Uarbry for nearly 44 years. My husband Graham grew up here and has worked on the family farm since … 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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Bright, strong and fearless

Horizon scholars’ vision for the future of women in Australian agriculture. Dallas Pearce, AgriFutures Australia. Agriculture is ingrained in the hearts and minds of three female students recently awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship. Fond memories are brought to mind … Continue reading

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Leading women in agriculture: people, place, purpose

Kate Lorimer-Ward, Deputy Director General DPI Agriculture, Orange As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born on a property at Nymagee called ‘Trugannini’, to Bruce and Patty Lorimer. I … Continue reading

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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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