Topic: agriculture

Think pink!

Beetroot muesli maker Marita Valenzuela sits in front of pink buckets containing her Pink Muesli

Above: Beetroot muesli maker Marita Valenzuela
Marita Valenzuela’s wellbeing was the inspiration for a unique vegetable muesli that is winning awards and winning over tastebuds across the country.
Pink Muesli is a premium product with a beetroot base, an ingredient that has been scientifically recognised for its heart health benefits. […]

About: Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program

Are you a rural woman in agriculture who wants to be a better leader? Do you want to boost your leadership skills, learn from inspiring mentors or gain board experience? Here’s your chance!
The Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program is offering rural and regional Victorian women, who are involved […]

Apply now: Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program

Candidates applying for funded places on the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program courses through the Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program must adhere to the following terms and conditions:

Be a Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscriber. Here is a link to the network’s subscriber page:
Be a rural or regional […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]