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09
March
2017

One Brick at a Time

By Aimee Snowden, Tocumwal NSW | 2016 e-Leaders Advocate and Influence Program participant

One Brick at a Time

By Aimee Snowden, Tocumwal NSW | 2016 e-Leaders Advocate and Influence Program participant

In 2014, I created a blog called the Lego® Farmer. The blog features a series of photos using Lego® bricks and characters, photographed undertaking various agricultural activities in rural settings.

01
March
2017

Greener Pastures

By Skye Douglass (2016 e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain participant)

Greener Pastures

It’s hard to believe it now, but I was once a city girl. I was born in Adelaide and grew up in Brisbane. I met my husband, Glenn, through friends and we ended up going to the same university in Toowoomba. In 2000, Glenn and I both did honours degrees and went on to get married five years later. I worked as a research assistant and consultant in Ipswich and Glenn was at home on the family farm. After marrying and with the expected arrival of our first child, I finally bit the bullet and moved to our farm at Neumgna near Kingaroy. We have four children, Maye (11 years), George (9 years), Audrey (7 years) and Isla (3 years). I wouldn’t have things any other way now. It’s amazing how being on the land you feel such a connection and sense of being – about where you live and work. At the very beginning, Glenn and I used to talk about the face that you couldn’t buy much direct from farmers. We are conscious of our food and where it comes from. So it was a natural progression that we ended up developing our farmer-direct business, High Brit Beef The stars didn’t align when we first started this marketing concept and its taken a few years to take off. However, we now have a strong presence on social media and a loyal customer base that is expanding all the time. We are very much a seasonal business and rely on grass production to fatten our cattle. We have found that there is a market segment that is very interested in grass-fed cattle and also knowing how the pastures are cared for and how animals are treated.  We are really proud of what we do and love selling to Queensland customers. My ongoing project for the e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program focuses on our goal of improving pasture management record keeping and adjusting our practices accordingly. It was a great help to have the personal one-on-one help from the presenters. We are currently setting up a photo-point monitoring system that was a direct result of what I learnt through the e-Leaders Program. I admit, I did feel overwhelmed at first, about where to start with the project planning – however now I have clear direction. Glenn and I are working on the planning together. We have got grand plans and know that there is plenty of room for growth; we stay motivated by all the great feedback from our customers who want to know all about where their food comes from.

11
February
2017

Albury chosen as the first rural area to launch new children's book 'Brave Danny'

Albury chosen as the first rural area to launch new children's book 'Brave Danny'

Albury chosen as the first rural area to launch new children's book 'Brave Danny'

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) is gearing up for its first book launch in rural Australia at the Dymocks Book Store in Albury NSW.   Brave Danny addresses domestic violence in a sensitive way targeting children aged 4-8 in a picture book style concept.  It serves as a tool for educators, teachers and parents to engage young children about the subject. 

The launch details are:

VENUE: Dymocks Book Store

ADDRESS: Shop CO2/04, Myer Centrepoint, 526 Olive St, Albury NSW

DATE: Thursday 16 February 2017

TIME: 5pm-6.30pm

ENQUIRIES: Karen Nankervis NRWC 0407 261 927 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Everyone welcome!

07
December
2016

Meet the NRWC Board of Directors

NRWC announces its new Board of Directors

Meet the NRWC Board of Directors

Following its Annual General Meeting, the National Rural Women’s Coalition is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2016/2017.


22
September
2016

Tarun Richards, Humpty Doo Barramundi

Previous e-Leader, Tarun Richard's story on her involvement with Humpty Doo Barramundi, NT

Tarun Richards, Humpty Doo Barramundi

I never pictured myself as a farmer. I have a business degree in marketing and worked in various Northern Territory Government agencies for over ten years, managing communications, until about five years ago when our third child was born. I was ready for a change, and there was an opportunity for me to become more involved in the farm’s marketing activities, website, and social media.

15
September
2016

e-Leader Social Media _ COMING SOON!

Watch this space - COMING SOON!

e-Leader Social Media _ COMING SOON!

The NRWC is pleased to announce a new e-Leaders Program will soon be offered to rural, regional and remote women. This will be the 11the-Leaders Program that NRWC has delivered since 2011 (to over 200 women). Applications for the 2016 e-Leaders Social Media Program will open on Friday, 7th October at 8am AEST. Please watch this space for the online application form and more program information that will appear on this page.

14
August
2016

Applications close this Friday - E-Leaders Grow, Innovate & Sustain Program

Apply Now

Applications close this Friday - E-Leaders Grow, Innovate & Sustain Program

Would you like to be part of a FREE e-learning program and get assistance to write a management plan for your primary production enterprise and ensure its sustainability?

14
August
2016

What do the past E-Leaders have to say?

This is what 2014 E-Leader Ana Pimenta has to say

What do the past E-Leaders have to say?

Ana Pimenta, King Island

Ana is a graduate of the 2014 Women Towards Sustainability E-Leaders Program.  Ana's story started when she came to King Island from Barcelos, Portugal to do work exchange on a local dairy farm.  She expected to stay for just six months. Ana came to King Island and met Tom, who also a shared passion for farming, animals and the environment and they are now happily married with two children.  Their farming enterprise started out with 30 head of cattle and they now run over 1000.  To read Ana's story click here

"Being part of the NRWC E-leaders program was a great learning experience. Not only I learn what a true leader is but I also got to understand myself a lot more and how to improve my relationship and communication with others around me. It was great to get to know all the fellow E-leaders, we were all so different and so similar in many ways. The opportunity to share experiences and opinions with other like minded people was very rewarding. Tuesday nights were always something to look forward!" Ana Pimenta

07
August
2016

King Island Success Story

Ana Pimenta

King Island Success Story

Ana's story started when she came to King Island from Barcelos, Portugal to do work exchange on a local dairy farm.  She expected to stay for just six months. Ana came to King Island and met Tom, who also a shared passion for farming, animals and the environment and they are now happily married with two children.  Their farming enterprise started out with 30 head of cattle and they now run over 1000.

02
August
2016

Another successful NRWC Webinar

E-Leaders Alumnae

Another successful NRWC Webinar

Thanks to Cathie Denehy (WA) for presenting an informative webinar last night for the NRWC E-Leaders Alumnae on Social Media to Engage and Reach.

01
August
2016

2016 E-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program

NRWC

2016 E-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) today launches its 2016 E-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program inviting women of all ages living in rural, regional or remote (RRR) areas, who are passionate about sustainable primary industry production, to apply. 

27
July
2016

NRWC Alumnae Webinar

With content management specialist - David Pembroke

Last night our NRWC alumnae webinar was held with content management specialist, David Pembroke.

These webinars form a part of the NRWC E-Leaders programs. Just one of the NRWC initiatives to support and grow rural, regional and remote women.

25
July
2016

Australia's Chloe Hosking has just won the women's Tour de France in Paris

Well done Chloe

Congratulations to Australia's Chloe Hosking who has just won the women's Tour de France in Paris.

24
July
2016

National Farm Safety Week

Assessing stockyard risks video

National Farm Safety Week

The National Farmer's Federation has put together some videos with tips to improve safety at your place.  This video aims at increasing safety in the cattle yards.

21
July
2016

Country to Canberra

Young, Rural & Motivated?

Country to Canberra

Calling all young rural, regional and remote women in grades 10, 11 or 12 at school in 2016.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime!

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