Women's rural workshop in Narromine

GROW GALS: The Narromine GROW group met at Soul Food for the first time on October 19 and 20. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

GROW GALS: The Narromine GROW group met at Soul Food for the first time on October 19 and 20. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

The first in a series of three workshops was held in Narromine on October 19 and 20 as part of the “GROW” (Generating Regionally Outstanding Women) program. 

This was funded through the NSW state government AgSkilled Program.

The aim of the program is to develop personal and risk management skills for women in the cotton and grains industries, and results in participants achieving nationally recognised units of competence which can be used towards Agriculture qualifications.

ORGANISERS: Pip Job (DPI), Rebecca Fing (Housepaddock Consultants) and Vicki Magann (DPI) the course convenors.

ORGANISERS: Pip Job (DPI), Rebecca Fing (Housepaddock Consultants) and Vicki Magann (DPI) the course convenors.

Fifteen women from Narromine, Dubbo , Nyngan, Coonamble, Warren and Geurie attended the work shop at Soul Food convened by Rebecca Fing Tocal College and House Paddock Training and Consulting, and with Pip Job and Vicki Magann from the Department of Primary Industries.

Some of the areas examined included networking, prioritising and goal setting, and the every elusive work life balance.

The following two workshops which will be held over the next six months.