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Women In Agriculture

Everyday farmers driving change against dust and drought

Growing up on an outback sheep and cattle station, Dr Ellen Litchfield has observed how a green paradise can transform into swathes of bare ground...

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Women In Agriculture

AgriFutures: The Rural Women's Award & Rural Women's Acceleration Grant

As you're probably aware, The Rural Women's Award is an annual award program that celebrates and showcases women in leadership roles across rural and...

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The Yarn

Night of local food, wine and good times saves a community in need

It was late into the night as Andrea Cross’ husband was still cutting out hundreds of personalised timber table decorations that she joked it was a...

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The Yarn

Life on the Land Ends at Home

For many farming families ‘they’ll have to carry me out of here in a box’ is a familiar refrain. Farms are passed down from generation to generation...

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The Yarn

More to the Grain Fed Beef Sector than Meets the Eye

Growing up on a farm in Mudgee, New South Wales, Madie Hamilton knew a farming career wouldn’t be for her - but a career in agriculture still...

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The Yarn

LISTEN: Hannah Murray from the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association

Hannah Murray is currently the Business Development Officer with the Northern Territory Cattleman's Association. Hannah is one of those Gems of the...

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The Yarn

Surprise Career Change sees a Win for the Livestock Industry

Maigan Robertson had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she could remember. Inspired by her GP grandfather, Maigan earned top HSC...

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The Yarn

LISTEN: Lens of Rosie

Heidi Morris is a true advocate for the agriculture industry, at first, her name might not spring to mind but if we say Lens.Of.Rosie then maybe that...

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The Yarn

Honey Rather than Vinegar Connects Regional Communities

The low-tech responsibility of teaching her children’s School of the Air curriculum from her kitchen table on her cattle property near the tiny town...

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The Yarn

Click Go the Shears, Girls

In Australia, just three percent of the shearing industry is made up of women. Eryn Smith is a novice female shearer from the Victorian Highlands and...

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The Yarn

Ordinary Woman on an Extraordinary Mission to Save Lives in the Bush

Imagine this. An Aussie bloke walks into a country pub and orders a water - and no-one bats an eyelid. That’s the day Shanna Whan will know she’s...

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The Yarn

What Began as a Regional Passion Project is now Changing Lives

There aren’t many things more meaningful than a handwritten letter. For Mea Campbell, the founder of profit-for-purpose organisation, Connected AU,...

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The Yarn

Legacy Lives on at Conondale Station

As Maree Duncombe surveys her beloved Charbray herd on Conondale Station, a 930-hectare property in the Queensland Sunshine Coast Hinterland, she...

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The Yarn

Goat The Go for Taco Tuesday's as the Demand for Goat Meat is on the Rise

Goat meat may not be up there with lamb, beef and chicken on Australian menus, but if Linda McKenzie has her way it will soon become mainstream in...

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The Yarn

Who Grew My Clothes? Meet the Podcaster Bringing you Women Behind Wool

Skye Manson once failed a job interview so spectacularly her future boss didn’t need to sugarcoat it. Instead, he gave her another shot and she spent...

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The Yarn

No Data Left Behind: Black Box Co Changing Future for Farmers

At 30 years old Shannon Speight is just a spring chicken by the agricultural industry’s standards but when it comes to the tech world, she jokes she...

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The Yarn

‘Back Yourself’ and Other Words of Wisdom from Women in Agriculture

Katie Lewis When Tessa Cameron was growing up she didn’t see women at the saleyards. Today, along with fellow livestock assessor Katie Lewis, she...

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The Yarn

Queensland Family Shares Life in one of our Toughest Climates

When she was five years old Nina House’s parents scraped together every penny they had and bought the second worst block in the district. That was 38...

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The Yarn

Life on the Land and from the Truck’s Cab

Eight years ago Alice Mabin walked into a camera shop and asked for the best equipment money could buy. Was she a professional photographer? Not even...

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The Yarn

Four-legged Workmates the Missing Piece to Pilbara Puzzle

Eight years ago Aticia (Teesh) Grey admits she didn’t know the first thing about working dogs. A loyal blue cattle dog was her only canine companion...

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The Yarn

Mounted Police’s Loss was Agricultural Industry’s Gain

If you see Teeah Bungey riding down the streets of Sydney one day with the Mounted Police, you’ll know she’s finally giving her teenage career...

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The Yarn

How Georgie Mann is using Photography to Show the World the Real Australia

Rural life awakens in front of Georgie Mann’s camera lens, a storytelling device that’s turning the focus towards inland Australia instead of just...

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The Yarn

Four Daughters Driving Innovation in the Beef Industry

In 2020 as the coronavirus turned the world on its head, one Western Queensland family was left scrambling. Beef producers Karen and Dan Penfold had...

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The Yarn

From Banking to Burpees, Active Farmers’ Founder Shares Love for Fitness

Farmers across the country are heading into their nearest town once a week but it’s not for a beer. Instead, they’re busting out the exercise gear...

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The Yarn

Zanda McDonald Award Winner Shares Adventures Ahead

As a young uni student, someone once told Rozzie O’Reilly not to miss any opportunity that comes her way. Get rejected? Pick yourself up and throw...

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The Yarn

Ange Shares Life as an Artificial Insemination Technician

Ange Wilson has spent almost 20 years with her arm somewhere she jokes her former ‘office girl’ self could never have imagined - but the artificial...

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The Yarn

Yarn: Taking the long way round; a look at one young woman’s journey back into agriculture

Holly Baker’s journey into an agricultural career has taken some curious turns. The daughter of a well-known large animal vet in Gunnedah, Mark...

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