Topic: agriculture

Collaborating for success

Rural entrepreneur Elizabeth Wharton in field next to cow

Above: Rural entrepreneur Elizabeth Wharton says connections she made at the Rural Women’s Forum helped boost her business
“Growing up in rural Victoria, I am a farmer’s daughter and granddaughter of a ‘green thumb’. A love of plants and animals runs through my veins. I was the first person in my […]

Young leaders step up

13 recipients of 2018 Young Farmers Scholarships on the steps of Melbourne's Parliament House

Above: Back row L-R Emma Kennedy (Campaspe), Georgina Thomson (Surf Coast), Michael Turner (Latrobe), Robert Staehr (Horsham), Andrew Falla (Buloke), Charles Williamson (Central Goldfields), Matthew Ryan (Buloke), Megan Cooper (Northern Grampians). Front row L-R Benjamin Govett (Loddon), Jennifer Zappia (Mildura), Amelia Byrne (Greater Bendigo), Sarah McLean (Moyne), Melissa Willard (Mount […]

Smart ways to innovate

Map showing regions where Internet of Things trials will take place in Victoria

Would you like to be involved in an exciting new trial of smart technologies that will help shape the future of farming? If the answer is ‘yes’, consider taking part in an on-farm Internet of Things (IoT) trial in four agricultural areas across Victoria.
The trial will assess the contribution that […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s On?

Two alpacas at an agricultural show

Above: Alpacas at an agricultural show
Source: Agriculture Victoria
Want to get involved in rural and regional events that inspire and benefit country women? Check out our new-look events listing, ShE update. The list of events is emailed to Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscribers between seasonal newsletters to keep them informed of […]