Rural Women’s Organisations – Australia and other countries

February 20th, 2016

Australia is fortunate to have a number of strong state and national rural women’s groups.  Each is unique, though perhaps these differences aren’t immediately apparent to anyone on the sidelines. Rural women’s organisations (worldwide) include at least one of the following aspects.  Some include all three: A strong emphasis on directly lobbying governments to improve […]

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Travel to rural and agricultural events – all over the world

February 16th, 2016

Twitter makes it clear how much people involved in agriculture have in common, all over the world.  Most share similar values and interests and have the same sense of humour. Websites, blogs and social media now help innovations spread in leaps and bounds.  Previously, any number of people would be simultaneously working on similar projects, […]

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Rockhampton’s Beef Week

April 29th, 2013

Rockhampton’s Beef Week is next scheduled for 4-9 May 2015.  Today someone asked me why I attend.  Good question! It is the biggest Australian event of it’s kind and has a special buzz about it; helped by the fact that it’s only held every 3 years, thus efficiently concentrating attendance and the money involved. Here’s […]

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Beef Australia Expo (Rocky’s Beef Week) 2012

May 14th, 2012

Beef Week is over for another 3 years. This year a record crowd attended of almost 85,000 people, over 5 days.  Many Beef Australia visitors travelled from interstate and remote areas, and other countries.  Though the tradefair keeps me flat out for the duration, it’s immensely enjoyable.  I’m already looking forward to Beef Week in […]

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Rocky’s Beef Week, May 2012

April 6th, 2012

Only a month to go until Rockhampton’s triennial Beef Week Exposition, running from 7th to the 12th of May, 2012. I’ll be there again this year, in the Walter Pearce Pavilion at tradefair stand number 45.  This year, not far from the restaurant – so I’ll be able to smell food, even though I won’t […]

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MLA Social Media Conversations Workshops – Charters Towers, Katherine & Katanning

November 23rd, 2011

Just back from attending the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) inaugural ‘social media conversations’ workshop in Charters Towers.  A very useful and enjoyable two days – with enough new information to make the head spin (next step is to put the new stuff into practice), great company and interesting discussion.  In fact, I’d love to […]

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Brunette Downs Races on ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’, Series 2

October 21st, 2011

Series 2 of ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ returned on Channel Ten last night with yet another episode featuring a social occasion – this time, a trip to the Brunette (ABC) Races.  Held on Brunette Downs (Barkly Tableland, NT) twice a year but with the largest gathering held in June, this Keeping up with the Joneses […]

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Agquip, Gunnedah (NSW) – Australia’s largest agricultural field day

August 22nd, 2011

As is apparently the case in all but the very worst drought years, it rained at Agquip last week – in  fact there was also a bit of hail on the last day.  But like most agricultural field days, rain has a beneficial affect on visitation and sales.  Only an absolute deluge like that received at Agquip 2010, causes running headaches […]

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Equitana Sydney 10 – 13 November 2011

December 11th, 2010

Equitana Australia has been held nearly every year since it began in Victoria in 1999.  It was held in Melbourne in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010; and in Brisbane in 2002.  (2007 Equitana Melbourne was cancelled due to the Equine Influenza outbreak.) It has just been announced that Equitana will be held in Sydney for the […]

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Brunette Races – Centenary Celebrations 17th – 20th June 2010

May 18th, 2010

The Brunette Races Centenary

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