The Rural Resilience Program defines resilience as a 'process' rather than an outcome or personality trait and acknowledges that levels of resilience among farmers and their families can be impacted by adverse events.
The team works proactively in partnership with farming communities and service providers across NSW to strengthen networks, exchange information and deliver relevant initiatives that build personal and business resilience skills and knowledge, enabling people to move forward in a positive direction.
In summary, we listen to our farming communities, learn about your issues and needs and also about what other services and opportunities are available. Where appropriate we link farmers into existing services and initiatives. If particular services do not exist then wherever possible, we work with our partners to create new initiatives and opportunities.
This workshop will help you identify barriers to a fulfilling and profitable farm family business. You will learn about the types of barriers, how they impact on family wellbeing and business performance and identify your own strengths and weaknesses.
Find out about a two-day, face-to-face workshop run by NSW DPI designed for all rural women who want to:
Pip Job, Senior Project Manager with NSW DPI discusses techniques to become effective communicators that improve family communication. She includes lots of practical tips and strategies to manage difficult conversations which often occur in a family business. This engaging video was filmed at a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update, Parkes in 2017.
Contact Rural Resilience Officers
Rural Resilience Officer
Mid to North Coast |
(based at Coffs Harbour)
|Jen Haberecht||0400 160 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Southern NSW |
(based at Goulburn)
|Ted O'Kane||0427 781 email@example.com|
(based at Hay)
|Danny Byrnes||0400 374 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Western Region |
(based at Broken Hill)
|Ellen Day||0427 639 email@example.com|
North West |
(based at Coonamble)
|Amanda Glasson||0438 082 firstname.lastname@example.org|
0427 188 643
Contact Rural Support Workers
Rural Support Worker
|Bourke||Grace Murray||0439 531 email@example.com|
|Coonabarabran||Sue Freebairn||0429 212 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dubbo||James Cleaver||0408 687 165|
Lower Hunter & Manning |
(based at Taree)
|Peter Brown||0437 671 email@example.com|
(Based at Tamworth)
|Brian Sherwood||0437 606 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scone||Karen Sowter||0400 869 email@example.com|