Topic: Rural women

Welcome to the ‘leadership issue’

Jasmine Glover, Rural Women's Coordinator with her dog

Jasmine Glover, Rural Women’s Coordinator for the Victorian Rural Women’s Network
It’s been an exciting few months for the Victorian Rural Women’s Network. It was wonderful to launch our first annual magazine, Network Connect, and meet so many of our subscribers at the network’s first Rural Women’s Forum in Creswick in […]

A fresh challenge

Emma Germano, President of the Victorian Farmers Federation's Horticulture Group in field

Above: Emma Germano, Victorian Farmers Federation’s Group Horticulture and Industrial Association President. Photo: Jeanette Severs
Emma Germano was recently elected President of the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Industrial Association and is President of its Horticulture Group. She shares her thoughts on what makes a good leader.
“For me, leadership is the ability to […]

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 […]

Want to make rural women more visible?

Woman in tractor talking to man

Researchers at Monash University are calling for rural and regional women who are household breadwinners to take part in an academic research project.
The research is part of a project helping to promote the important contribution of mature working women to their rural and regional communities. Titled ‘Breadwinner’, the project involves […]

What’s On?

Smiling girl holding duckling

Want to get involved in rural and regional events that inspire and benefit country women? Check out our events listing, ShE update. The list of events is emailed to Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscribers between seasonal newsletters to promote upcoming events, activities or workshops that connect and improve the lives […]

Event: Chicks in the Sticks

Chicks in the Sticks logo of woman and child

Are you inspired by opportunity and the stories of others? Keen to meet like-minded women who share a connection to agriculture and the environment? Don your favourite frock and add your own native floral accessory…it’s time for the 2018 Chicks in the Sticks event, hosted by North Central and Goulburn […]

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 […]