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Janet Brook believes it is time for greater recognition of women in agriculture. (ABC)–
Outback women leading way for arid land management
By Michael Dulaney
Janet Brook has watched the slow progress on issues facing women in the outback – from feral animals to gender politics and the tyranny of distance.
She lives with her husband, Anthony, and their four children on Cordillo Downs, an 8000 square kilometre cattle station in the far north east of South Australia.
For the past six years, Janet has been the presiding board member of SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management (NRM), a group that works to balance the needs of the environment and those of people living in remote areas.
She joined other women working in land management throughout rural SA at the Arid Lands Women’s Retreat in Marree last month…
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