The NRWC congratulates the thirteen young Australians with a love of agriculture and the capability to be future leaders who have each been awarded the prestigious Horizon Scholarship.
Developed to help address the shortage of trained professionals entering primary industries and designed to promote the diverse career pathways that agriculture offers, the Horizon Scholarship attracts Australia’s best and brightest young tertiary students.

The students are studying for degrees such as agricultural science and animal and rural sciences at universities across the country, and all are committed to a career in primary industries after their studies.

Art4Agriculture and NSW Farmers are recruiting Young Farming Champions
Art4Agriculture and NSW Farmers are recruiting Young Farming Champions who:

•    Are passionate about the agriculture industry;
•    Want to share stories with urban Australians to improve their understanding of sustainable food and fibre production, and in turn improve your understanding of urban consumers;
•    Are interested in being trained to speak confidently and charismatically to school students, the general public and your fellow industry leaders;
•    Want to become part of a network of vibrant, young rural people who are encouraging consumers to value, be proud of and support the Australian farmers who feed and clothe them.

If you believe you have the potential to be an industry rising star, NSW Farmers would like to invite you to submit your Expression of Interest to be a 2015 Young Farming Champion
Contact Lynne Strong for EOI requirements.

Catching up with NRWC News from President Dr Pat Hamilton

In South Australia we call March “Mad March”. The NRWC has just experienced a very, very busy March full of wonderful serendipity moments amidst the 5 face-to-face meetings, the A CUPPA WITH….. webinar with Su McCluskey, a series of e-leaders webinars and applying for a grant to work with rural remote women in Northern Territory – plus managing the NRWC core business [meetings, reports, responding to requests, planning for future projects, etc.…] The NRWC Board has keeping our Program Manager, Karen Tully, and our Financial Manager, Keli McDonald, very busy!

A Cuppa With…….. Lyn Kelson | Soil Health for Life

Whether you are a gardener, broad acre farmer, intense farmer or involved in livestock production – don’t miss this session that will challenge you to look at your soil in a whole new way!

You are invited to attend a free webinar – A CUPPA WITH……………Lyn Kelson on Thursday 9th April at 7.30 pm.  Register at



You are invited to take part in this month's online Friday Forum.


The Land and RAMHP have partnered to get more people talking about mental health. Join us on the second Friday this month to talk about mental health.

When: Friday 10th April 2015 at 12 noon

Where: Go to on the day and follow the links

Important Information on Cervical Screening Program and the Renewal Program


The Renewal is a strategy for reviewing the policy and operation of the NCSP with the aim to ensure Australian women have access to a cervical screening program that is safe, effective, efficient and based on current evidence.


In April 2014, following a comprehensive evidence review and economic evaluation, recommendations were made that a five yearly HPV test for women 25 to 74 years of age should replace the current two yearly Pap test for women 18 to 69 years of age.  Pending governments’ policy decisions, it is anticipated that the renewal recommendations will not be implemented prior to May 2017.  Until then, it is essential that women 18 to 69 years of age continue to have 2 yearly Pap tests.


The proposed changes to the NCSP will have an impact on the type of screening test health care professionals provide and women undertake, and as a rural woman, you may be interested in these changes.  The Partner Reference Group (PRG), an informal group open to anyone who has an interest in cervical screening, has been established and interested parties are sent e-newsletters on the progress of the Renewal.  Should you be interested in receiving updates on the Renewal please contact the Cervical Renewal Secretariat via email at


Further information on the Renewal or any aspect of the National Cervical Screening Program can be obtained from:

Rural, Resilient and Resourceful

How Does Drought Affect You?

This short online survey will only take about three (3) minutes to complete and we want it to go out far and wide across NSW farming networks.

By answering the three (3) questions farmers, farm workers and their families will help us to build a clearer up-to-date picture of how drought-affected farming communities have coped personally as well as in their farm businesses.

This survey closes on the 30 June 2015.

This survey is confidential and no personal contact details are recorded.

Here is the link to the survey. Please help us by sending it through your farming networks.

Here is the link to the survey:


This information is being collected by the NSW Department of Primary Industries' Rural Resilience Program, which aims to build connected viable farming communities.

Creating Inspiring Rural Community Leadership & Engagement (CIRCLE)

Closes 5pm Tuesday 17 March 2015

CIRCLE will deliver $350,000 in grants of up to $25,000 to strengthen leadership and build capacity in rural, regional and remote Australian leadership programs and community foundations. The program is administered by The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Are you from the ACT or Queanbeyan area?

You are invited to be part of “The Chook Shed” Project Steering Committee. We are hoping to gather a group of community and women’s organisation leaders to help establish the female equivalent of “The Men’s Shed”.


The first meeting of this committee will be held late March or April in either the ACT or Queanbeyan.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact Beverley Jones.




Phone: 02 6238 1507

Mobile: 0418198441


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