A WARM winner

27 Jun, 2001 10:00 PM
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DANIELLE Wormes has won her family some fabulous prizes for sending in this great pic of her mum at work on the farm.

Danielle entered the photo in our "My Mother At Work On The Farm" competition, launched to celebrate the forthcoming WARM conference.

Her entry is now eligible to win the main prize of a fabulous accommodation package at the Rendezvous Observation City Hotel.

Danielle's reason for why mum's important: "Mum loves to feed and check the cows when they are calving".

Congratulations, Danielle! We will be in touch shortly with a prize package that will include some CDs and movie passes.

And it's still not too late to enter this competition. See the entry form below.

Many women expected to warm to winter gathering

LEARNING and fun will be the key ingredients of the Women in Agriculture and Resource Management (WARM) Winter Gathering 2001 in Perth from July 25 to 27.

Aimed at women in agriculture, resource management and rural communities, but open to all, the gathering is expected to draw a large dynamic group from throughout the state.

WARM Winter Gathering organiser Fionnuala Frost said the overwhelming response to date showed that the gathering was a very timely event for people in rural and regional WA.

She said the gathering was based on similar very successful events in other states and offers an opportunity to put the impact of tough seasons aside for a few days to focus on the latest advances in agriculture and benefit from the knowledge and experience of others.

"We have ensured that the gathering offers excellent value for a very reasonable registration cost to encourage all rural and regional people to take time out to join us for this stimulating, yet relaxing event," Ms Frost said.

Keynote speakers include Charles Sturt University Centre for Rural Social Research director Professor Margaret Alston, noted researcher on rural communities Fiona Haslam McKenzie and writer Liz Byrski.

Their presentations will be supported by a range of workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

There will be expert panel members to talk on a range of issues, including:

€Succession planning

€International marketing

€Revitalising rural communities

€Starting a new business

€Farm occupational health and safety issues

€Risk management

€Genetically modified organisms

€Education for the bush and

€Teleworking from home.

The first day of the conference features a choice of industry day programs aimed at people in the meat, arts, horticulture, grains and wool industries, including visits to relevant marketing and downstream handling companies.

"The industry days promise to be very lively and information-rich, with a focus on leading technology and practices, and skill development," Dr Frost said.

The RRR Network for rural, remote and regional WA women will present case studies of successful rural small businesses, and the Muresk Institute of Agriculture will host a breakfast for young women focusing on careers in agricultural science.

The WARM Winter Gathering will be held at Scarborough's Rendezvous Observation City Hotel, where a AWRM Internet cafÈ will operate during the gathering.

Registrations received before Saturday, June 30, attract a discount.

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