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Apply now! 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford alongside 2018 Victorian Rural Women's Award winner Melissa Connors and Victorian finalists Cara Hadzig and Jade Miles

(Above) Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford (second from right) alongside 2018 Victorian Rural Women’s Award winner Melissa Connors (second from left) and Victorian finalists Jade Miles (far left) and Cara Hadzig (far right)
Applications are now open for the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.
The award acknowledges and supports the essential […]

Rural Women’s Forum 2018

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford speaking at the Rural Women's Forum

First Rural Women’s Forum a resounding success
A big thank you to all those who attended the Victorian Rural Women’s Network’s first Rural Women’s Forum earlier this month. Your energy, passion and contributions resulted in a hugely successful forum.
More than 100 rural and regional women from across Victoria met at RACV […]

Just out: new annual magazine

Enjoy the first edition of the annual Network Connect magazine, launched by Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford. Discover useful resources, practical business advice and the latest research on wellbeing to support you on your personal and professional journey.
To read the magazine download the pdf here or word docx version here.

Minister’s foreword – July 2018 newsletter

Portrait shot of Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford

Above: Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, the Hon. Jaala Pulford MP
Welcome to the first birthday e-newsletter from the Victorian Rural Women’s Network. It’s an exciting milestone for the much-loved network, which was re-established last year thanks to the Victorian Government’s $1.7 million investment.
The network has had a busy year […]

Celebrating the women behind the network

Beryl Taylor holding large turkey

Above: Beryl Taylor on a turkey farm tour, part of Glenormiston Women on Farms Gathering, 1994. Source: Museums Victoria 
Anna Lottkowitz and Jenni Mitchell were appointed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to initiate the Rural Women’s Network in 1986. They were supported by a diverse group of women, including […]

What rural women want: then and now

Portrait headshots of Colleen Condliffe, Caroline Hogg and Audrey Dreschler

L-R Colleen Condliffe (Source: Jeanette Severs), Caroline Hogg (Source: Museums Victoria), and Audrey Dreschler (Source: Jeanette Severs)
Five key trailblazers of the Rural Women’s Movement share their thoughts on what rural women wanted 32 years ago and what they want today.
Caroline Hogg, former Australian Labor Party MP and supporter of the […]

Self-care — one day at a time

Sallie Jones holding the Gippsland Jersey calendar

Above: Sallie Jones and the Gippsland Jersey calendar
When Sallie Jones’ father took his own life during the dairy crisis two years ago, it was a devastating and defining moment. She had two choices: to let grief consume her or channel it into something positive. Sallie has campaigned ever since to […]