Victorian Rural Women's Network

Seeking dairy farmers with bright ideas on farm

The Farmers’ Fund applications are now open for grants up to $10 000.
In just 12 months, the Farmers’ Fund has awarded $1.5m to 119 dairy families in South East Australia. The fund raises money through the sale of Farmers’ Fund milk in Victoria.
Owned by the Victorian Farmers Federation, the Farmers’ […]

September shE-Update

Check out the latest shE-Update e-newsletter with plenty of information, inspiration and opportunties. Click here to read it.

Why do you love where you live?

Okay rural and regional women, it is time for you to show your faces! Some have started as you can see above.
but we need many more faces to put on our social media platforms to promote women, Victoria and the Rural Women’s Network. We will tell your story using a […]

Jean Hailes – continuing the women’s health legacy

I can’t believe that we are into the fifth Women’s Health Week this year. Our national health campaign for women takes place in the first week of September every year, and aims to encourage women to get talking about the health issues that matter most to them. Women’s Health Week […]

Opportunities at a glance

Farmer of the year
The search is on for the best farmers from across Australia, those leading the way, who constantly strive to improve their business and are finding success in their efforts. Each week The Weekly Times, and DecisionAg and FARM magazines feature great stories of farmers excelling […]

No Place for Princesses

A funeral seems an unlikely place for the genesis of an unusual community project, but that’s just what happened when author, Bron Blake attended the funeral of 94-year-old, lifetime Gulf of Carpentaria woman, Ethleen Burnett in 2015. Listening to her history she was convinced that Gulf women’s stories like Ethleen’s […]

Plenty to do in Women’s Health Week

The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to put ourselves first, for just one week, and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime. We know women are leading busier […]

Jill gains new contacts and handy tools at bootcamp

Dozens of women from across Victoria have improved their networks and farm management skills through a series of bootcamps recently held for young and new farmers.
The bootcamp series was held at Hamilton, Bairnsdale, Benalla, Maryborough and Horsham during April to June. The Farm Business Boot Camps helped producers to understand […]

The first shE-Update is out

Welcome Rural Women’s Network subscribers to our first shE-update.  A monthly update of stories, events and ideas of interest to rural and regional women. To read the full newsletter click here

Rural Women Uncovered – exposing your potential

Creswick, September 14-15, 2017
Rural and regional women are being encouraged to explore their potential and find their voice with the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Rural Women Uncovered event on September 14-15.
Set against the scenic hills of Creswick, near Ballarat, women have the chance to enjoy world-class speakers at the RACV Goldfields […]