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Farmers adapting to change

Author: Cindy Cassidy, 2015 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award As featured in The Country Web magazine issue 63, published August 2016 As the 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner for NSW-ACT and in my role with FarmLink, I am driven … Continue reading

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8 mins with our 2016 Rural Women’s Award finalists

I’m excited to share with all of you this short 8 minute video where you can meet our 2016 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award finalists and hear from them about their ideas for primary industries and rural Australia. Don’t forget to … 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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Meet our 2015 RWA recipients in this great video clip

Cindy Cassidy, Sophie Anderson and Trudy McElroy are all inspiring role models and ambassadors for women in regional communities. You can find out more about them and their visions for primary industries in this great video clip.

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Cindy Cassidy wins 2015 NSW ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced that the CEO of a not-for-profit farming systems group based at Temora has won the 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award. Cindy Cassidy, from Ariah Park, was presented with … Continue reading

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Three regional NSW Leaders in line for Rural Women’s Award

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced three finalists, with a passion for rural and regional NSW, in the 2015 NSW-ACT Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award. Mr Blair said Cindy Cassidy of Ariah Park, Trudy … Continue reading

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Looking for an award to help you drive change in your community or industry?

Nominations for the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award are closing 31 October. Australia’s pre-eminent award for rural women, the award supports women with demonstrated leadership capabilities or leadership potential who have the desire and drive to make a greater contribution to … Continue reading

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2014 Rural Women’s Award finalists named

A pioneering pig farmer from Young and a natural resource management leader from Cumnock have been named as finalists in the 2014 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our NSW winner Isobel Knight who was announced runner-up in the 2013 Australian RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today congratulated NSW’s Isobel Knight, following her announcement as the national runner-up in the 2013 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. Ms Knight, a succession planning specialist from Loomberah … Continue reading

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Meet our 2013 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award finalists

A big congratulations to Vivien Thomson AFSM, from Muttama in the Riverina, and Isobel Knight, from Loomberah near Tamworth, who were chosen as finalists in the NSW-ACT Award. Vivien has been involved in fire fighting for over 25 years as … Continue reading

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