Topic: agriculture

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 […]

Drones: more rural women set to fly high

Fiona Lake presenting at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering

Photographer and drone pilot Fiona Lake at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering
Award-winning photographer and drone pilot Fiona Lake delivered a workshop on understanding drone technology and its on-farm applications at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering.
Fiona highlighted the business opportunities for rural women in drones used for agriculture, as […]

East Gippsland women farmers share business goals and wins

East Gippsland Women in Agriculture group sitting in country landscape

Women from East Gippsland farms discuss business management and share stories at an EGWAN field day: (L-R) Jen Smith, Jenny Robertson, Emma Halafiihi, Jill Filmer, Ashleigh Pendergast, Penny Gray, Veronica Joiner, Rose Maher, Dawn Parker, Tam Adams, Angela Stringer, Amanda Bartkowski, Jill Hill, Terri Evans, Ann Batt with grandson, Jo […]

Young Farmers Bootcamps — lessons learnt

Leisha Morrison and Kate Nelson attending a Young Farmers bootcamp

Young farmers attending a bootcamp: (L-R) Leisha Morrison and Kate Nelson
Young Farmers Bootcamps were delivered in Ouyen, Kaniva and Skipton in February and March to build financial literacy skills among young farmers. Aimed at young farmers or producers new to farming, the two-day programs attracted more than 50 participants and […]

Young Farmers Scholarships to support food and fibre industry futures

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford, Merryn Byrne and Cathy McGowan at Young Farmers Scholarships launch

(L-R) Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford, Merryn Byrne, Cathy McGowan
On 7 March 2018, Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the fourth Upskill and Invest — Young Farmers Scholarship Program.
Scholarship applications are invited from young people in agriculture aged 35 or under wanting to upskill and invest in a future […]

Growing Leaders Program — all about having a go!

Young leaders and supporters of the Growing Leaders Program

(L-R) Marie-Astrid Ottenhof (Growing Leader), Jacinta Fong (Growing Leader), Celia Van Sprang (Growing Leader), Jess Lye (AUSVEG), Sze Flett (Agriculture Victoria), Shayne Hyman (IDO — VegPRO), Steph Tabone (Growing Leader), Hannah McArdle (Growing Leader), Natalie O’Donnell (Growing Leader), Camilla Humphries (Growing Leader)
Eighteen budding young managers seized the chance to flourish […]