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  • For start-ups
  • Want to export?
  • Awards
  • R&D calls
  • Volunteers
  • Scholarships on offer
  • Training
  • Green energy
  • State-by-state news roundup
  • Jobs
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NATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
HELP FOR REGIONS

Selected regions of Australia are eligible to apply for up to $200K for regional employment trials. Businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies can apply to trial local approaches to delivering employment-related projects. Ongoing. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-employment-trials

FUNDING FOR WOMEN'S PROJECTS
Women's Leadership and Development Program provides funding for one-off or small-scale projects that contribute towards achieving Australian women’s economic security. Deadline January 25. More? https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=343929BC-E5F4-20A9-194D94D1D25C83FB
FOOD/AGRIBUSINESS FOR NEW FUNDING ROUND
Up to $1.5m is offered to support the establishment and/or operation of a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) export hub, with food and agribusiness being a preferred industry. The minimum grant amount is $150,000. The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs. The maximum grant period is four years and you must complete your project by 30 June 2022. More? https://www.business.gov.au/smeeh/

GEOGRAPHIC FUNDS ON OFFER
The National Geographic Society invites applications for its exploration grant. This enables experienced project leaders to carry out research, conservation, education, storytelling or technology projects.  Applications are open to individuals based anywhere except mainland China. Grants are typically worth between USD 10,000 and USD 30,000 each. Deadline 9 January. More? https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/
 
INSURANCE ADVICE REBATE
The Managing Farm Risk Programme provides one-off rebates for 50%, up to a maximum of $2 500 (GST exclusive), to prepare and apply for a new insurance policy to assist with drought and other production/market risks, but not for insurance policy premiums. Deadline 31 May 2019. More? 1800 837 857 (toll free) or email mfrp@agriculture.gov.au

 

$ FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CHANGEMAKERS
The English Family Foundation is open for grant applications. More? http://http://www.englishfoundation.org.au/ignitor-fund

FUNDING FOR CHINA LINKAGES
Agriculture is a priority in the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement Program. Funding is offered to assist with international airfares, Australian domestic fares, small daily allowances or conference fees. More? http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/acaca

MONEY FOR NBN LEVERAGING
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), in partnership with nbn, is awarding $150,000 in grants to organisations which are leveraging nbn™ network connectivity to grow. Grants will be awarded across business, community and education. More? www.growwithnbn.com.au

HELP TO DEVELOP SUPPLY PLAN

Use Ausindustry to develop your supplier improvement plan and be eligible to apply for $20K funding. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/supplier-improvement-plan

AG ENTREPRENEURS SOUGHT
Ausindustry’s Entrepreneurs' Program offers experienced specialist business advisers at no cost for food and agribusinesses that have been in operation for at least three years and have a turnover of $1.5 m/year. More? HERE

SUPPLY CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES
Read the latest food and agribusiness opportunities through Ausindustry’s active supply chain project at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/supplier-improvement-plan/active-supply-chain-projects#FoodAgribusiness. More? supplychainfacilitation@industry.gov.au

SUPPLY CHAIN SMARTS ON OFFER
The Australian Government’s Supply Chain Facilitation Assistance program offers free access to a skilled advisor to strengthen supply chains and improve access new markets. You must have been trading in at least three successive years with turnover (or operating expenditure) in the current, or one of the last two financial years, of more than $1.5m ($750,000 for applicants from remote or northern Australia), however producers not meeting eligibility rules can still register for information events. More? Phone 13 28 46

LANDCARE LOTTERY
Landcare Australia has launched a charity lottery with $1 million worth of prizes and 60% of ticket sales going directly to Landcare Australia. Tickets cost $25, and can be purchased at https://playforpurpose.com.au/landcare

FOR START-UPS
INVESTMENT FUND OPENS
Up to $250K is available to start-ups chosen to be supported by Skalata, Australia’s first companion investment fund for start-ups. More? https://www.skalata.co/about-2

AG-PRENEURS GET HELPING HAND
Agribusinesses have been swift to take up the opportunities of the Australian Government's Entrepreneurs Program which offers support through: Accelerating Commercialisation; Business Management; Innovation Connections and Incubator SupportMore? Visit Entrepreneurs’ Programme

$5K FOR CSIRO PRE-ACCELERATOR
CSIRO’s entry level, part-time pre-accelerator offers $5K for research teams, helping  validate their research and discover a real-world application for it. Next intake opens 4 February. Deadline 27 March. More? http://www.oninnovation.com.au/en/Apply/Apply-for-ON-Prime 

FEMALE-FOCUSED ANGEL INVESTORS

Scale is a female-focused angel investor network that includes men who share the vision of maximizing returns by supporting early stage businesses that value gender-diverse leadership. https://scaleinvestors.com.au/

GET YOUR AG START-UP NOTICED
15 ag startups will be offered two free tickets (worth $2200) to EvokeAg to showcase their business to a room full of local and international investors, corporates, government, producers, researchers and other entrepreneurs on 19-20 February 2019 in Melbourne. More?
https://evokeag.com/startup-alley/?_cldee=c3VzYW53QHB0YXJtaWdhbi5jb20uYXU%3d&recipientid=contact-63804141248ee81180dc000c29260fc8-2870cc1d3ff549b98300a305ab09db45&esid=a1321a1d-a9c6-e811-80de-000c29260fc8

GLOBAL FUNDS FOR AG INNOVATIONS
Funding ranging from $50K to $15m for the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations that improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Ag-projects especially for smallholders, are favoured. More? https://globalinnovation.fund/our-investments/

ENTREPRENEURS SOUGHT
The Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme aims to boost business competitiveness and productivity through: Research Connections, Accelerating Commercialisation, Business Evaluations, Supply Chain FacilitationBusiness Growth Services, and Business Growth Grants. Ongoing.  More? Visit the website

INCUBATORS INCUBATION
The Incubator Support initiative helps establish new incubators in regions or sectors with high innovation potential, and for existing incubators looking to expand their services. More? www.business.gov.au/incubator-support

MONDELEZ SEEKS NEXT BIG FOOD THING
Mondelez International is seeking products in its Open Innovation Portal, including solutions to help them to create high-protein snacks, reduce sugar, find novel natural flavours, coolers and more. More? https://mondelezinternational.yet2.com/

$1m COMMERCIALISATION PUSH
Up to $1m is available for commercialisation costs of new ventures - with food and agribusiness named as a target area. More? http://www.bulletpoint.com.au/accelerating-commercialisation/

WANT TO EXPORT?

VEGETABLES TO FOODEX
AUSVEG will be supporting exporting vegetable growers to attend and exhibit at Foodex in Japan in 2019. Deadline January 18. More? here
 
BREXIT TRADE FAIR OFFER
The Australian-British Chamber of Commerce is planning three focussed delegations from industry representatives to visit the UK as part of the Brexit preparations. More? Catherine Spence catalyst@britishchamber.com

$1.65m FOR EXPORT AID
Looking for financial assistance for an export project? The Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) project has $55K to allocate. More?  http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/atmac#available-funding

AID FOR SMALLER EXPORTERS

The Australian Government is offering funds to help smaller exporters improve market access across the dairy, eggs, fish, horticultural, grain and meat sectors. More? Package Assisting Small Exporters

NOTHING TO WINE ABOUT
Up to $25K matched funding is available to small and medium Australian wine businesses under the Wine Export Grants program, to secure new distribution channels in China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA. Deadline 1 May 2020, or earlier if funds allocated. More? grants@wineaustralia.com

$25K FOR EXPORT EXPERTS
Incubators helping Australian start-ups to win international markets are eligible for up to $25K matching funding for an Expert-in-Residence for up to 12 months under the Australian Government's Incubator Support Initiative. More? https://www.business.gov.au/news/help-start-ups-succeed-internationally

GET ON THE GLOBAL GRID
Make use of a free directory with global reach for your producer group. Food Innovation Australia Ltd has worked with CSIRO's Data61 and other collaborators to create an easy-to-use searchable map of Australia that will help you connect with other stakeholders from across the entire industry value chain. https://fial.com.au/australian-food-agribusiness-directory

EXPORT GRANTS FROM AUSTRADE
AUSTRADE’s Export Market Development Grants reimburse up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses over $5K if total expenses are at least $15K.  Up to eight grants per eligible applicant.  Ongoing. More? https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Export/Export-Grants

AWARDS

ADVANCE AWARDS SEEK NOMINATIONS
Agriculture and food is one of the categories in these Australian Government-backed awards. celebrating the global community of high-achieving Australians. Deadline 1 March. More? https://advanceawards.com/categories

OUTBACK AWARD
The E J Connellan Award honouring pioneer Northern Territory aviator, Eddie Connellan honours people who live on stations or in small settlements in Outback Australia, or  residents of the larger outback centres of Australia who provide assistance to those who live on stations or in small settlements in Outback Australia.. Deadline 31 January. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/e-j-connellan-award/

ANGUS YOUTH AWARD ON OFFER

The Angus Youth program is seeking nominations for the 2018 Stewart Award 2018 (previously named the Angus Youth Helper of the Year Award). More? Candice Liddle at youth@angusaustralia.com.au.

R&D CALLS
GIVE PEAS A CHANCE
Hort Innovation is seeking a delivery partner for the project: National vegetable industry communications program. Deadline 14 February. More?  Click here 

NORTHERN CROPPING IDEAS SOUGHT

Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia EoI - Northern Broadacre Cropping Industry Situational Analysis Deadline 1 February. More? http://www.crcna.com.au/research/expressions-of-interest/northern-cropping-industry-situational-analysis-eoi/

OPTIMISING GENETIC POTENTIAL
GRDC is seeking tenders for the development and validation of agronomic practices to realise the genetic potential of grain crops grown under a high yield potential, irrigated environment in the Northern and Southern regions. Deadline 14 February. More? https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement/open-tenders/realising-crop-genetic-potential-under-irrigation

RISK MITIGATION FOR NURSERY INDUSTRY
Nursery industry natural disaster risk mitigation and recovery plan (Ref: NY18008) Deadline 31 January 2019. More? https://www.horticulture.com.au/delivery-partners/partnership-opportunities/

CHICKENMEAT CALL
AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Open Call – Round 2. Deadline 24 January. More? https://www.agrifutures.com.au/researchers/chicken-meat-open-call-2018/
 

FISHING RESEARCH IDEAS SOUGHT
FRDC’s latest competitive round call is open. Deadline February 15. More? http://www.frdc.com.au/Research/Call-for-applications
 
FUNDS FOR RED MEAT PROJECTS
Red meat industry projects targeting business issues can receive matching funding from MLA Partners in Innovation. Potential applicants can include producers, lotfeeders, live exporters, meat processing companies, retail butchers, value adding companies, supermarkets, and food services operators in the red meat industry any projects can cover aspect of the production, processing, storage, transport, retailing and marketing of meat and livestock. Ongoing. More? https://www.mla.com.au/globalassets/mla-corporate/mla-partners-in-innovation-program.pdf

NEW HORT FUND OPEN
Hort Innovation has launched a multi-million-dollar initiative and is looking to partner with suitable co-investors and research providers – such as universities and technology companies – to deliver a host of new projects through the Advanced Production Systems Fund. More? http://horticulture.com.au/major-initiative-to-drive-aussie-smart-farms/

FREE MARKET RESEARCH FOR VEGETABLE GROWERS
Understand consumer buying preferences on a range of hort products from the innovative Harvest to Home website backed by Hort Innovation using national Nielsen sales data. More? https://www.harvesttohome.net.au/

VEGNET PARTNER SOUGHT

Hort Innovation is seeking a partner for the VegNET project:  Deadline February 14. More?  www.tenders.net 

WHAT KIND OF STRUCTURE SUITS YOUR GROUP?
Pty Ltd ... Inc ... co-op?... Thinking of forming a farmer group, but unsure what it should be? Have a look at this simple  'Business structure basics guide' on our website. www.farmingtogether.com.au. Click on Resources>Must see>Fact File. 

GRDC REQUEST FOR TENDER: NORTHERN PULSES
Applications are sought for a GRDC project to understand how to better fit chickpea and lentil into existing and potential growing environments in Queensland and NSW. It is envisaged that the investment will use a large network of sites. This investment will be conducted initially over one growing season. Consideration will be given to extending the work subject to an evaluation of the methodology and data quality. Timeframe for delivery: March 2019 to March 2020. Deadline 31 January. More?  northern@grdc.com.au

MLA AID FOR FUTURE MEAT INNOVATIONS
Beef, lamb and goat meat producers can get expertise, co-funding and support through the MLA Donor Company’s Producer Innovation Fast-Track. The program can co-invest up to 75% of costs and offers future-focussed producers access to the latest R&D and innovations in livestock production and technical and business expertise. More? www.mla.com.au/fasttrack

PASSIONFRUIT REVIEW
Hort Innovation invites tenders for a passionfruit post-harvest best-practise review. Deadline January 21. More? https://horticulture.com.au/hort-tender/passionfruit-postharvest-best-practise-review/
 
$500K FOR JOINT INDIA PROJECTS
Up to $500,000 is available to support collaborative science and technology research projects with Indian counterparts.  You must also have a primary Indian partner that has submitted, or is in the process of submitting, a corresponding application to India’s Department of Science and Technology or the Department of Biotechnology. Deadline January 23. More?  https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/australia-india-strategic-research-fund-aisrf

CODLING MOTH FUNDS

Horticulture Innovation invites tenders to partner on a project on Piloting Sterile Codling Moth Releases for the Apple Industry. Tenderers will partner on a project on piloting sterile codling moth releases for the apple industry. Deadline February 15. More? https://horticulture.com.au/hort-tender/pilot-sterile-codling-moth-releases-for-the-apple-industry/

GRDC REQUEST FOR TENDER: IRRIGATION LEARNING
GRDC seeks to establish eight facilitated Action Learning Groups (ALGs) in the southern Murray Darling Basin (SMDB), South-East SA and SA/Victorian Mallee. Each group will have a minimum 10 growers and advisers. The ALGs will use a participatory learning approach to benchmark, test and validate assumptions and key learnings arising from the proposed irrigation investments. The facilitators will also identify grower champions from ALGs to extend key messages to the wider irrigation community to facilitate peer to peer learning. Deadline 14 February. More? northern@grdc.com.au

$75K IN SUGAR FUNDING

Sugar Research Australia’s Small Milling Research Project is offering up to $75,000/project to develop a product, service or process that will solve targeted problems in sugar mills and deliver tangible outputs with almost-immediate outcomes. All successful projects are expected to be completed within 12-months of the starting date. Deadline 16 February 2019. More? https://sugarresearch.com.au/research-investment/small-milling-research-project-initiative/
 
HOT HORT IDEAS SOUGHT
Hort Innovation encourages all growers and industry participants to share their thoughts and ideas for the research. Watch this video to see how ideas are collected and grown into projects, then submit your suggestions for new projects here.

HORT RESEARCH IDEAS SOUGHT
Hort Innovation is seeking suggestions for new research, submitted by a member of the horticulture community through its Innovation Concept Pipeline.  Growers are also encouraged to reach out to the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) for their industry to share ideas for levy investment. Find lists of SIAP panellists on Hort Innovation’s grower pages.

GROWING GREAT R&D
Hort Innovation is seeking funding EoIs for its annual investment of more than $100m for programs that benefit Australian growers, the horticulture sector and the community. Ongoing. More? http://edms.horticulture.com.au/Forms/ConceptFormV2

RISK PLAN FOR NURSERY
Hort Innovation is seeking a nursery industry natural disaster risk mitigation and recovery plan Deadline 31 January. More?  byron.dekock@horticulture.com.au
 
VOLUNTEERS
OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Crawford Fund offers opportunities through its conference scholar program, through volunteering for projects overseas, and through work with researchers in agriculture. More? https://www.crawfordfund.org/awards/the-2018-crawford-fund-student-awards/

SHARE YOUR FARM SMARTS
A new initiative is placing Australian farmers in overseas projects where they can share their experience and skill. The Farmers Without Borders program is looking for individuals, partners or groups who have a genuine interest in sharing their knowledge, experience and technical skills. Volunteers don’t need any particular qualifications, as long as they have the confidence to step outside their comfort zone. Volunteer in-country placements are typically three-six weeks, with logistical arrangements like flights and accommodation managed and funded by the program. More? Click here

EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
Volunteers involved in firefighting, flood and storm response, road rescue, search and rescue, and patrolling beaches, and recovery are eligible to apply for Federal Government scholarships of up to $12K for completing vocational education and training and up to $25K for higher education. More? https://aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers.

BIO-SECURITY VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
The Crawford Fund is seeking EoIs from Australian volunteers to travel to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to deliver training in integrated pest, disease and weed management, biosecurity and food safety, and workshops for farmers to improve the safe use of pesticides. More? https://www.crawfordfund.org/news/news-know-bugs-want-make-difference-like-travel-overseas-volunteering-opportunities-available-june-2018/

SCHOLARSHIPS

BRAUN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$5K for to students accepted into the Bachelor of Science with Honours studying full-time, at Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre. Deadline 11 February. More? My Enrolment.
 
STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP
$10K over three years for low-income background who are completing their HSC (or equivalent) in 2018 and who demonstrate commendable academic performance, leadership and contribution to community. Deadline 31 January. More?  2019 SCU Scholarship Application
 
SCU WASTE SCHOLARSHIP
$5K a year offered jointly by the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry, in partnership with Southern Cross Plant Science, for students who have applied for admission to Bachelor of Science with Honours, to undertake projects looking at developing techniques to convert organic wastes into energy through methane production, or to produce soil amendment products. Deadline 13 March. More? My Enrolment.

CSIRO AG RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Curtin University Digital Agriculture Honours Scholarship is to support and encourage students undertaking an honours program in a field aligned to CSIRO’s research into information sciences and agriculture. Deadline 15 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/digital-agriculture-honours-scholarship/

PLAYFORD/ THOMAS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

$9K a year for a SA student starting their Honours, or their first year of a Masters or PhD in 2019 on work involving an innovative project in food technology, meat processing, food hygiene engineering, automation, engineering, robotics, machine learning, processing, smart tracking, meeting export requirements and preferences, reproductive biotechnology, smart packaging, work health and safety, and sanitation innovation or development of value-add products from agricultural waste. Deadline 18 January. More? https://playfordtrust.com.au/project/thomas-foods-international-playford-trust-scholarship/
 
RUSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Bill Ruse Memorial Scholarship is available to applicants enrolled in year three of the agriculture program or year two of the agribusiness program at Marcus Oldham College. Deadline 25 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/bill-ruse-memorial-scholarship/
 
IAN COCKS WINE SCHOLARSHIP
$5K to an Honours viticulture student at the University of Adelaide. Deadline 1 March. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au/scholarship/ug/sci/ian-cocks-memorial-trust-wine-research-scholarship
 
RASV EMERGING LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
$5K for Victorian student either enrolled in Year 3 of the Agriculture Program or Year 2 of the Agribusiness Program at Marcus Oldham College.  Deadline 25 March. More?http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/rasv-scholarship-for-emerging-leaders-2/
 
RURAL BANK SCHOLARSHIPS
$5K a year for up to two years for first-time undergraduate tertiary students with a full-time place at an Australian university or college to study a bachelor’s degree that will enable them to contribute to the future of Australian agriculture. Deadline 29 January 2019. More? https://www.ruralbank.com.au/about-us/scholarship?utm_source=uniEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=Scholarship
 

RASWA YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
$10K over three years from the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia, with the support of the Bendat Family Foundation for a student commencing undergraduate tertiary studies in an agricultural-related discipline to Bachelor level at an Australian university. Deadline 18 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/raswa-youth-scholarship/
 

PLAYFORD SCHOLARSHIPS
$4K for regional SA first-year students to study at SA universities. Deadline 18 January. More?  https://playfordtrust.com.au/project/playford-trust-regional-science-engineering-scholarship/
 
CASELLA TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Casella Wines Travel Scholarship for first-year CSU students in Bachelor of Wine Business, Viticulture or Wine Science to enable distance education students to attend either the residential school or program exchange. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/casella-wines-scholarship/
 
FOX INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

More than $41K available to students undertaking graduate research at Yale University which contributes to problem-focused, practical solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Deadline January 31. More? How to apply

TASSAL AQUACULTURE SCHOLARSHIP

For Tasmanian student startring of the Associate Degree in Applied Science at University of Tasmania in Term 1 2019, specialising in Aquaculture. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the majority of their secondary schooling in Tasmania and have no prior experience working in the Aquaculture industry. Deadline 28 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/tassal-scholarship-in-applied-science-aquaculture/
 
HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP
Up to $108K Starting in 2020, for financially disadvantaged University of Melbourne students, providing accommodation, an allowance and financial and personal support. Deadline 30 March. More?  How to apply
 
ANU FENNER SCHOLARSHIP
$1K to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is enrolled in a degree program administered by the Fenner School of Environment and Society in Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences or Resource and Environmental Management), Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability), Environment and Sustainability or Environmental Studies. Deadline 31 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/fenner-school-of-environment-and-society-scholarship-for-an-aboriginal-or-torres-strait-islander-student/

BOWEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$2.5K one-off scholarship for CSU Wagga student with interest in pursuing a career relevant to be beef or dairy cattle industries and a commitment to agriculture. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/john-bowen-memorial-scholarship/
 
BRAGG BEQUEST SCHOLARSHIP
Hardship-based scholarsip for CSU student in full-time first year studying Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management or Agricultural Science. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/vp-bragg-bequest-trust-fund-scholarship/

COURSEWORK ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP

Up to $20K to students who have experienced or are experiencing compassionate or compelling circumstances and have applied for or are enrolled in a coursework degree course at the University of Melbourne. Deadline 31 January. More? How to apply
 
COX MEMORIAL COMMENCING SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship for Riverina first-year CSU students in any course in the Faculty of Science. Preference for female and/or indigenous students. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/valerie-cox-memorial-scholarship-commencing/
 

COX MEMORIAL CONTINUING SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship for Riverina second, third of fourth-year CSU students in any course in the Faculty of Science. Preference for female and/or indigenous students. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/valerie-cox-memorial-scholarship-continuing/
 
WILLIAM BUCKLAND FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
More than $40K awarded by the William Buckland Foundation in conjunction with the University Colleges at the University of Melbourne. Rural students commencing a Bachelor in agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science receive annual college fee remission or support towards accommodation costs for up to three years. Deadline 1 February. More? How to apply
 
WACOBU SCHOLARSHIP
$2K one-off payment at CSU student displaying a positive contribution to furthering the interests of agriculture through sporting, social or university activities. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/wagga-agricultural-college-old-boysao-union-wacobu-scholarship/

ROWE SCIENTIFIC SCHOLARSHIP
$5K a year for University of Adelaide student studying a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au
 
NSW FARMERS’ TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP
For university, TAFE, private Vocational Education College or a post-graduate course. Only offered to NSW Farmers members, either having held a membership of any category for a two consecutive years or your partner/parents/legal guardians must have been full members for at least the two consecutive years. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/tertiary-scholarship-program/
 
RURAL AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
$5K one-off payment to CSU student with an interest in pursuing a career relevant to the Australianheep and/or wool industry. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/rural-australia-foundation-scholarship/

GROSSET GAIA SCHOLARSHIP
$9.3K over two years for a University of Adelaide student undertaking a Master of Viticulture and Oenology. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

TARCUTTA/WANTABADGERY MERINO SCHOLARSHIP
$1K one-off payment to student studying 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in any undergraduate degree within the School of Agriculture & Wine Sciences at Wagga CSU. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/tarcutta-and-wantabadgery-merino-breeders-association-scholarship/
 
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
$3K a year for two years for a University of Adelaide student studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science or Animal Science. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

FC PYE SCHOLARSHIP
$2K One-off payment to CSU student who displays dedication to agricultural rural resource management. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/fc-pye-rural-australia-foundation/
 
TEMORA SHIRE SCHOLARSHIP
$2K one-off payment to CSU student who has undertaken schooling and/or lives in Temora Shire and/or parents live in the Temora Shire and studying first-year of ag-related degree. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/izumizaki-scholarship/

BENDIGO BANK SCHOLARSHIPS
For first time university students, the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank offers one of Australia’s leading scholarship programs. Value $5000 . Deadline 29 January.. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/bendigo-and-adelaide-bank-scholarship-for-rural-and-regional-students/

CRAWFORD SCHOLARSHIPS
The Crawford Fund Committees are offering competitive research funding awards for tertiary students  in a relevant biophysical or socio-economic aspect of agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or food security. . Deadline 29 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/the-crawford-fund-2019-student-awards/

CSU DROUGHT SCHOLARSHIP
A $5K one-off payment to members of farming families or communities who ability to attend or complete university is being impacted by current drought conditions. Deadline 9 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/csu-foundation-rural-relief-scholarship/

NRM RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
$1.5K for one semester honours study at University of Adelaide. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au
 
HORT SCHOLARSHIP
Hort Innovation is offering $8K per student to target internships in the horticultural industry which may otherwise be constrained by financial cost. The scholarship funds may be used for travel, accommodation and  living expenses to support the final year of study and internship placement within the horticultural industry.  The internship must be horticulture focused, relevant to the module of university study and compliant with the university requirements. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/hort-innovation-internship-program/

RANSON MORTLOCK SCHOLARSHIPS
$10K a year for University of Adelaide Honours study relevant to soil erosion and regeneration of pastoral land. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au
 
ROBERTON SCHOLARSHIP 
For study at CSU. Preference will be given to applicants from regional and rural areas. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/the-roberton-scholarship/

BAROSSA VALLEY ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

$1.5K a year for two years for first-year University of Adelaide student from Barossa/Eden Valley. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au
 
HV MACKAY II SCHOLARSHIP
Awarding $3K for agricultural students at the CSU Wagga campus. Preference given to applicants who normally reside in the South-West Slopes or Riverina Regions of NSW. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/hv-mckay-ii-memorial-scholarship/

RENNYLEA LIVESTOCK SCHOLARSHIP

To a  CSU student demonstrating an interest in the future of the livestock industry as it relates to study in agricultural business management, animal genetics or animal nutrition. Deadline 3 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/rennylea-the-future-in-livestock-scholarship/
 
JR BARKER SCHOLARSHIPS
$9K a year for honours students at University of Adelaide studying research relevant to primary production in SA, particularly in livestock and wool industries. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

SARG WAERAWI SCHOLARSHIP

For continuing Agricultural Science students at the CSU Wagga Wagga Campus. Applicants must reside in the southern parts of NSW and show a commitment to the agricultural profession. Deadline February 3. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/sarg-waerawi-scholarship/
 
JE JENKINS SCHOLARSHIP
$1.2K a year for undergraduates at University of Adelaide studying Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences. Preference to students from regional areas or those who have served with the Commonwealth armed forces. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

WINCHESTER FOUNDATION
Assists needy regional children and young adults with their further education and to help them with additional costs. Deadline 15 January. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/the-winchester-foundation-scholarship-program/

PIONEER SEEDS SCHOLARSHIP
Up to $5K for up to three years for regional/remote students starting graduate study in 2019. The scholarship includes two weeks paid placement with Pioneer brand products each year. Approved degrees include but are not limited to: Agricultural/Rural Science, Agribusiness, Plant Science or Agricultural Economics. Deadline 31 January. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/pioneer-seeds-australia-scholarship/

AUSTRALIAN SUGAR INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP

$2.5K  plus paid work placement and a living away allowance awarded to a penultimate-year student undertaking an engineering, science or technical degree at an Australian university or tertiary institution and able to undertake up to three periods of work placement over 18 months during semester breaks at an Australian sugar mill. Deadline 11 March. More? Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship.
 

MOYNE SHIRE AGRIBUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
For first year Bachelor of Commerce students at the Deakin Warrnambool campus who intend to major in food/agribusiness. Deadline 22 January. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/moyne-shire-council-food-and-agribusiness-scholarship/

WA SHEEP INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP
For postgraduates to help solve industry relevant issues across the sheep supply chain through academic research and to encourage employment in the agrifood supply chain. Deadline 31 July 2021. More? Katherine Davies 0475 834 480 

ROTARY/WALLACE SCHOLARSHIP

$4K to assist with accommodation and other costs associated with attending work placement, for new and continuing students in any course within CSU Agriculture and Wine Sciences or School of Nursing and Midwifery. Preference will be given to long-term residents of Griffith City and surrounding LGA’s or in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/rotary-club-of-yenda-dick-and-lavelle-wallace-memorial-scholarship/

AGRIBUSINESS LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

$10K for a year to support a full-time student at the University of Adelaide studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

COSTA AVOCADO SCHOLARSHIP
$5K  for commencing students studying a Bachelor of Agriculture through CSU. Scholarship includes at least one period of paid employment at Costa Group during university session break. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/the-costa-avocado-agricultural-scholarship/

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HORT WOMEN
Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia, with contributions from the Australian Government, are offering leadership development scholarships worth up to $10,941 for women who work in levy-paying horticultural businesses. More? Click here

CEF GRANTS
CEF grants are based on financial need, not academic success for 16 to 25 year-olds undertaking apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment. Deadline January 31. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/country-education-foundation-grants/

SHEEP INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP

The Peter Westblade Scholarship offers young people  practical skills, mentoring and travel opportunities within the sheep and wool industry. More?  http://www.pwscholarship.com.au/

PERCY ALLAN SCHOLARSHIP
Provides up to four years' accommodation for CSU students under 25 years and who are enrolled as full time students in Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Agricultural Business Management or  Veterinary Biology/Veterinary Science. Deadline 15 January. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/percy-allan-foundation-scholarship/

WSU NEVILLE AMY SCHOLARSHIP
For students with an offer to study or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in agriculture at the Western Sydney University Hawkesbury campus. Deadline 31 January. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/uws-neville-amy-scholarship-natural-sciences-and-science/

CASELLA FAMILY BRANDS SCHOLARSHIP
$15.5K a year for undergraduates commencing a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide, Preference to students from remote/rural areas. Deadline 1 March. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

UNE NIVISON SCHOLARSHIP

$5K  for higher degree research study at UNE in pasture improvement, animal husbandry, farm management, wool research or promotion, water conservation or environmental protection. Deadline 30 April. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/a-s-nivison-memorial-scholarship/

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

The ‘behind closed doors’ scholarships provide professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities in an environment specifically tailored to women. Annual scholarships are offered in the categories of Executive Assistant,  Luminaries and Entrepreneurs. Scholarships provide a 12-month membership. More? http://behindcloseddoors.com/scholarships/

AUGUSTUS SHORT SCHOLARSHIP
$6.5K a year for up to four years for University of Adelaide students. Preference to students from remote/rural areas. Deadline 1 March. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au

VAUGHAN BEQUEST SCHOLARSHIP
To assist JCU Marine Biology Masters or Doctorate research students, in particular Aborigines from Thursday Island or the Torres Strait Islands. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/joyce-and-george-vaughan-bequest-scholarship/

NICK PEDERSEN SCHOLARSHIP

$5K for first-year Agriculture Program students at Marcus Oldham College. Deadline 25 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/nick-petersen-memorial/

DAVID DAN PRIZE
Up to 20 scholarships of USD15K  to registered doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognised universities throughout the world. Deadline 10 March. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/dan-david-prize/

RAS NSW VET SCHOLARSHIPS
Vocational Education and Training scholarships for people in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural life and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.. There is no limit on the types of course, the age of the applicant or institution e.g. college or TAFE courses, on campus or by distance learning. Applicants will have a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW. Deadline 10 February. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/ras-foundation-vet-scholarships/

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AG STUDIES
The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program improves access to and completion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses and will support up to 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training students to undertake a STEM course for Certificate IV to PhD courses including Natural and Physical Sciences, Engineering Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies. Scholarship recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18K. A further $500 is available to scholarship recipients to support an internship. The minimum is six months full-time and the maximum is four years full-time (or part-time equivalent). More?  Click here

QUEENSLAND OVERSEAS BURSARY

Up to $2K offered by the Queensland Overseas Foundation Global Connections Bursary aims to assist early and mid career VET trainers and assessors (VET graduates) presently employed in Queensland to undertake short-term training, professional development and knowledge exchange opportunities abroad. More? http://www.careerharvest.com.au/scholarship/queensland-overseas-foundation-global-connections-bursary/

WINE SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER

The Wine Australia R&D Fund offers support for targeted research and development projects, and study and travel scholarships. Funding is available to support a number of activities including: travel and visiting scholars’ bursaries as well as PhD, masters and honours scholarships. Ongoing. More? Wine Australia - Research and Development

DIGITAL AG SCHOLARSHIPS
A Food Agility CRC project "Data Driven Profitability in the Grains Industry through On Farm Experimentation” at Curtin University is offering research scholarships for candidates within the digital agriculture fields. The Food Agility CRC is a newly established Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), funded over the next 10 years at $150+ million, with 50+ partners. More? www.foodagility.com

TRAINING
CAPACITY-BUILDING FOR REMOTE TEENS
Remote schools are invited to apply for a Project Empower workshop that provides inspiring, free leadership training to regional/remote young women. More? http://countrytocanberra.com.au/projectempower


RICE PROGRAM LAUNCHED
AgriFutures’ rice extension program is running a program for new industry entrants at Deniliquin. More? https://riceextension.org.au/events/rga-rice-industry-leadership-program-introduction-to-the-rice-industry?_cldee=c3VzYW53QHB0YXJtaWdhbi5jb20uYXU%3d&recipientid=contact-63804141248ee81180dc000c29260fc8-ebc73a52dc5c4addb72d1f4dae5bfad8&esid=2ae4c076-44d6-e811-80e0-000c29260fc8

WINE TRAINEESHIPS ON OFFER

Two Concordis traineeships in viticulture and cellar operations support high school students and young adults otherwise prevented from tertiary education in the wine industry because of financial disadvantage. The two-year traineeship provides up to $5K/year towards TAFE study expenses and provides paid work and mentoring through Barossa-based wineries. More? Samantha Sundberg 08 8562 4892.

TOP TRAINING RECOGNISED

The national Australian Training Awards recognise excellence in training. Ag-related businesses have been pre-eminent in the industry collaboration award of past years, and there are separate sections for small, medium and large employers. More? https://www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au/

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEURS GRANTS
Grants of up to $20K are offered by the Australian government for community organisations to set up spaces offering students hands-on experience blending science, technology, engineering and maths with entrepreneurship. Ongoing until funds exhausted. More? CLICK
 
SMOKO SURVEYS
GBR SURVEY
The Office of the Great Barrier Reef has launched a survey for agricultural extension officers to better understand the benefits and challenges of landholders’ changing their farming practices and improve the way agricultural practice projects are designed and delivered. Click HERE.

FARM WEED SEEDS SOUGHT

The University of Melbourne is studying herbicide resistance in ryegrass and needs to collect weed seeds from farms in Victoria, NSW & SA. More? farmlink@farmlink.com.au

FHA SURVEY

The Australian Government is reviewing the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) to ensure it can meet farmers’ needs during hard times and wants to hear from you – even if you don’t receive the FHA. Register to take part in online and/or in-person surveys and discussions at www.haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/fha-review-2018.

HORT COLLABORATIVE MARKETING PROJECT
The hort industry’s collaborative marketing project is asking vegetable growers to complete a survey that will be used in a report for Hort Innovation and AUSVEG. More? Click here


CYCLONE INSURANCE EXPERIENCES SOUGHT
QFF is looking to work with farmers who want a real-world understanding of the insurance options and is seeking case study examples to understand how this insurance works on farm and give us an understanding of the pricing. Farmers affected by tropical cyclones are encouraged to get involved. More?http://www.farmerdisastersupport.org.au/get-involved-in-cyclone-insurance-case-studies/

DIGITAL SURVEY FOR FARMERS
A national survey on the needs and issues using digital technology and agricultural data. The P2D (Accelerating Precision Agriculture to Decision Agriculture) survey is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program. More? click here

CLIMATE CHANGE BENCHMARK SURVEY
A national online survey is being conducted by the CSIRO and the Department of the Environment and Energy, asking people with a long-term (>10 year) relationship with a piece of land to share observations about the features that have changed and those that haven’t. You need to be able to select an area (eg a farm) and complete the survey taking about 30 minutes. More? click here.

SHEEP HEALTH SURVEY
Sheep producer feedback is needed for animal health monitoring and preparedness study. This online questionnaire takes around 30 minutes and is anonymous. It is being conducted by Charles Sturt University, Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences and CSIRO as part of a Rural Research and Development for Profit project. By submitting a survey response, you will have the opportunity to go into a prize draw to win an iPad or one of 20 of $50.00 retail gift vouchers. Click here to complete the survey, or use the following address in your browser. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sheep03

FREE BEER FOR SURVEY REPLIES

Commonwealth fishers in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) are being asked to complete an audit of their fishing gear.  The audit will help understand how fishing capacity has changed over time and may even help with the stock assessment process. All SESSF fishers completing a 10-minute valid survey will be offered a BWS voucher (one per vessel!). TAKE THE SURVEY.

SEARING QUESTIONS ABOUT MEAT
Research by the University of New England is collating input from red meat producers and processors from all over Australia. More? https://mailchi.mp/b66e71d0b0af/red-meat-reminder-2 …

FARMER SURVEY REIMBURSEMENT
The
free ifarmwell farmer wellbeing website is offering $100 for farmers, or their partners, to complete an evaluation of its self-help modules. The initiative has been developed by the University of South Australia, the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, the University of Adelaide, the National Centre for Farmer Health and Livestock SA. More?  https://www.ifarmwell.com.au/about-this-website/for-farmers/

F
OOD-WASTE MAP SURVEY
CSIRO is investigating producing products/ingredients from potentially lost produce and by-products obtained on-farm and during processing. It is seeking national data to map the amounts of losses in specific locations. The data could be used to create value-adding regional hubs and producer clusters for value capture. CSIRO will provide you with a diagnostic of your food loss status in comparison with the average national and state benchmark. More? click here to take part in the survey
 
CO-OPS LATEST
CO-OPS GOVERNANCE DAY

Co-ops NSW is running a co-operative governance professional development session on February 11 in Sydney. An intensive and tailored day of professional development for new, experienced or future directors and managers of co-operatives. All materials, tea, coffee and lunch included. Cost: $100+GST (members), $200+GST (non-members). 10am to 4pm: Library Meeting Room, Level 2, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney. More? click here

CO-OPS MADE SIMPLE
Could you be a co-op? If there's five of you who want the benefits of a co-op structure, including tax benefits, visit the FREE online DIY co op builder at www.farmingtogether.com.au. There's a clickthrough on the second slider picture, or click to the page at Resources. And we can offer further assistance with developing your constitution or disclosure documents.

ARE YOU CO-OP CURIOUS? 
Want to know what’s what about a co-op? You can now take a Farming Together online course - an Australian-first that will help your group understand collaborative business structures. It includes information on governance, financing and member engagement. The course comprises six, 10-minute video lessons with quizzes. While it is designed for agricultural groups, it is relevant for other potential co-ops - such as housing or energy co-ops - anywhere in Australia. Complete the entire course and pass the tests and you receive certification from Farming Together. At www.farmingtogether.com.au>Learn>Online, you'll find two versions: a simpler ‘how-to’ course preview and the full certification course. Both are currently at no cost. The video lessons are self-paced, you can begin and stop them at any time and each lesson provides access to support resources.

EXPANDED FREE CO-OP TOOLKIT ONLINE
Farming Together recently launched an expanded toolkit for forming and running a co-op. These no-cost, online DIY resources include complete instructions on how to register your co-op, how to transfer shares and how to compile membership and director registers.  The resources range from print-out samples to animated, self-paced learning courses. These were the tools most-requested by the 132 co-ops we are supporting through the Farming Together website (http://co-opbuilder.agworks.com.au).

OTHER NEWS
R&D TAX INCENTIVE
You could be eligible for deductions of at least $20K if you have a company or co-op incorporated in Australia with an ABN. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/research-and-development-tax-incentive

NEW LISTINGS MAKE AG-SEARCH EASIER

Need an ag-expert … but don’t know where to start? The 200-plus advisors selected for Farming Together are now listed by their areas of expertise as well as the standard alphabetical listing. You can research your preferred expert at https://agworks.com.au/about-the-program/consultants-by-service/ 

FOOD PACKAGING INPUTS AID
Duty-free tariff concessions are available for some imported goods used in food packaging. Ongoing. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/certain-inputs-to-manufacture

USEFUL FREE AG-RESOURCE LIBRARY

A free agribusiness-linked resource library is available from the Agribusiness Development Institute, which is also running some MLA and Queensland Government-subsided courses. More? http://www.abdi.com.au/resources

RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES



MAJOR $ FOR AG-ENERGY UPGRADES

Agriculture Victoria’s $30m Agriculture Energy Investment Plan offers grants of up to $50,000 for relevant projects and grants of up to $250,000 (excluding GST) for energy improvements implementing audit recommendations. A further round of grants, of up to $1m is available for strategic projects that benefit multiple farm businesses and make a positive contribution to the region. More? agriculture.vic.gov.au/agenergy

UNIVERSITY OPENS DOORS TO CLEAN ENERGY
A Clean Energy Accelerator Lab has launched at Southern Cross University, offering free co-working space, mentoring and up to $50K in funding. More? https://energylab.org.au/acceleration

$US100K FOR SUSTAINABIILTY IDEAS
Expo2020 Dubai: Innovation Impact Grant Program - US$100K for novel and innovative susatainability solutions. More? https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/expo-live/Innovation

POWER TO THE PEOPLE
CSIRO has developed the CSIRO Energise app for Australian households to participate in energy surveys.

GRANTS TO CUT FARM POWER BILLS
Agriculture Victoria offers on-farm grants to farmers to replace energy inefficient equipment, install more energy efficient systems and enable own-generation capacity. Grants are available to eligible primary producers until March 2020 or until funds are fully allocated. More? agriculture.vic.gov.au/agenergy  

RENEWABLE ENERGY FUNDING AVAILABLE
Funding is available for renewable energy projects to bridge the gap between bright ideas and commercialisation. Ongoing. More? https://arena.gov.au/funding/programs/


LEARN MORE HERE https://www.scu.edu.au/enterprise-lab/clean-energy-accelerator/


GLOBAL AWARD ON OFFER
Energy Globe Awards recognise innovative projects and smart technologies which focus on resource conservation, improving air and water quality, energy efficiency and renewable energies. Every individual, private or public institution, companies, NGOs, etc. can submit a project. Entry is free. More? https://www.energyglobe.info/en/participation/

ENERGY-EFFICIENT LOAN SCHEME
Through the Tasmanian Government and Aurora Energy,  Tasmanian businesses can apply for a Westpac credit card with 0% p.a. purchase interest for 36 months only on eligible energy-efficient products up to a value of $10K. Minimum value $500. More? https://www.auroraenergy.com.au/teels

$30m FOR ENERGY AUDITS
Victorian farmers who have spent more than $8000/year on energy can apply for free on-farm energy assessments under the new $30m Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. Ongoing until March 2020 or until funding is exhausted. More? agriculture.vic.gov.au/agenergy.

TASMANIA
HELP TO BUILD EXPORT MARKETS
Tasmania’s New Market Expansion Program is open to small-and-medium-sized enterprises with a sales turnover of between $300,000 and $20m. Eligible applicants receive a financial rebate to offset the costs of market research and business matching services, promotional activities and materials including advertising, attending trade exhibitions and promotions, assisting with inbound buyers' visits to Tasmania and travelling to undertake marketing activities. More? trade@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
 
AID FOR NORTHERN TASMANIA
Entrepreneurs in northern Tasmania can now make use of a new service helping source alternative finance options. More? http://ntdc.org.au/2018/08/17/media-release-investment-attraction-taskforce/

SMALL DAIRY PROJECTS GRANT
DairyTas provides funds for small projects for up to $10K. Ongoing. More? Click here.
 

ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD MANUFACTURING
The Advanced Manufacturing and Growth Voucher System covers up to a one-third of the project cost with the applicant to contribute at least two-thirds. Minimum aid is $5K, maximum $10K. Ongoing. More? http://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/home/sectors/advanced_manufacturing/advanced_manufacturing_innovation_and_growth_voucher_system

UP TO $1M LOW-INTEREST LOANS
The Tasmanian Department of State Growth is offering low-interest loans of $30K to $1m to Tasmanian farm and agri-food businesses. More? AgriGrowth Loan Scheme

MICRO-LOANS ON OFFER
The Tasmanian Government is offering interest-free loans of up to $3K for people on low incomes who want to start or expand a business. Ongoing. More? https://www.business.tas.gov.au/finances-tax-and-insurance/seeking-finance-and-funding/applying-for-grants/no-interest-micro-business-loans

MOTOR REBATE
The Tasmanian Department of State Growth is offering farmers a 40% rebate on tax for commercial goods vehicles used for agricultural purposes. More? Vehicle Rebates for Farmers


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

PARTNER UP FOR FUNDS
Funding up to $50K for SA manufacturers to develop a partnership with a research service provider to develop a new manufacturing product or process. Ongoing. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/innovation-voucher-program

COMMERCIALISATION FUNDING ON OFFER

The new SA Early Commercialisation Fund offers up to $500K to commercialise new products and services. It is also available for businesses seeking to relocate to SA. Up to $50K for proof of concept, up to $150K for product development and up to $300K for early commercialisation. Ongoing. More? http://techinsa.com.au/programs-funding/saecf/

FUNDING FOR WASTE STUDIES
The third round of funding for the Trade Waste Initiative - Resource Productivity Assessment Program offers a grant of 50%, to a maximum of $10K (GST exclusive), to help cover the cost of the resource productivity assessment. More? view website

IRRIGATION AID
$240m in total funding will be available through the six-year program to build sustainable irrigation communities and secure water resources for the future in the SA Murray Darling Basin. More? Register your interest 

SA AGRIBUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM 
The Agribusiness Growth Program from Food South Australia offers business performance/plan reviews and recommendations for improvement. It also includes one-on-one business coaching to $10K with 25% co-contribution. Applicants must be ag/food businesses of 2+ years with turnover of $300K to $1.5m. Ongoing. More? http://foodsouthaustralia.com.au/2015/09/agribusiness-growth-program/
 
VOUCHERS FOR SA FOOD BUSINESSES
SA-based food manufacturing businesses are eligible for the matched-funding Business Transformation Voucher Program to develop new business models, undertake R&D, training or buying capital equipment to boost efficiency/capability. Applicants must be a financially viable business of 12+ months with most of its business conducted in SA.  More? http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/industry/manufacturing/manufacturing-programs-and-initiatives/btvp

LIMESTONE COAST SCHOLARSHIPS
Educational scholarships are offered for secondary and tertiary students with links to the Limestone Coast through the Stand Like a Stone Foundation. More? http://www.standlikestone.com.au/page.php?id=43

NORTHERN TERRITORY


FUNDING FOR NT PROJECTS
The NT Regional Economic Development Fund offers matching funding for projects. Ongoing. More? Regional economic development fund 

VOUCHERS UP TO $25K
The NT innovation voucher scheme provides up to 60% support for eligible projects. Each voucher is worth up to $25K (exclusive of GST). Ongoing. More? BISI Voucher Scheme.

NT SUPPORT GRANTS
Matched-funding industry support grants help to develop agriculture, horticulture and fisheries industries. Applications are sought from incorporated bodies and legal entities, local partnerships between private enterprise organisations or NT-based not-for-profit community organisations or groups and local governments. Applications from individuals and individual businesses can be accepted if they show significant economic development benefits to the region. Support can be in-kind. More? https://nt.gov.au/industry/start-run-and-grow-a-business/regional-economic-development-fund


WESTERN AUSTRALIA 

500K FOR GRAIN E-TRIALS
Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant program, part of the eConnected Grainbelt Project will provide $500,000 to stimulate development and use of digital agricultural technology by local farm businesses. Matching funds up to a maximum of $45,000 per grower group or agricultural college are available for on-farm trials to improve on-farm connectivity, to test connected digital agricultural technologies and software platforms to collect, store and analyse data. Grower groups, agricultural colleges and schools with agricultural programs are encouraged to apply for funding. More? eConnectedGrainbelt@dpird.wa.gov.au
 
$300K FOR EXPANDING AG-BUSINESSES IN WA
Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund offers grants of up to $300K towards capital expenditure by businesses that invest in expansion, relocation or new value-adding production facilities in regional WA. Grants may be up to 50 per cent of the value of the total investment and funded projects must be completed by 30 June 2020.  More? SmartyGrants application form 

EXPERT FOR A DAY
The WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has launched an expert-for-a-day program. More? https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/news/media-releases/expert-assistance-program-help-food-businesses-reach-potential

WATER HELP FOR PASTORALISTS
The WA Department of Water is offering the Pastoral Water Grants Scheme to develop alternative watering points to reduce grazing intensity around water supplies. More than 400 pastoral leases in the Kimberley, Pilbara, and Gascoyne/Murchison, Goldfields and Nullarbor regions that could be eligible for up to $20,000 for each pastoral business, every 10 years and up to 50% of expenditure on approved water supply works. More? Department of Water

WATER REBATE SCHEME
The WA Department of Water is offering help for commercial farmers in a dryland agricultural district receiving less than 600mm average annual rainfall through the Farm Water Rebate Scheme. it is designed to encourage commercial farmers to develop additional farm water supplies. You must first have a Department of Water (WA)-approved farm water auditor visit your farm and complete a farm water audit. More? Farm Water Rebate Scheme.

UP TO $300K for WA PROJECTS
WA’s Royalties for Regions initiative offer two types of grants. Funding ranging from $20,001 to $300,000 is available under the Regional Grants Scheme while up to $20,000 is available under the Community Chest Fund. Ongoing, but subject to regional deadlines. More? http://www.drd.wa.gov.au/projects/Economic-Development/Pages/Regional-Grants-Scheme-and-Community-Chest-Fund.aspx

WA DAIRY INDUSTRY FUND
The WA Dairy Industry Fund offers up to $20K for projects which will provide a direct benefit to the WA dairy industry. The funds are derived from a royalty received from the sale of WAFarmers First Milk. Ongoing. More? http://www.wafarmers.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/West-Australian-Dairy-Industry-Fund-Guidelines-FINAL.pdf

LOTTERYWEST FUNDING ON OFFER
Lotterywest offers funding for not-for-profit organisations ranging from small unincorporated groups to large multi-functional organisations. Ongoing. More? http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants

NEW SOUTH WALES


DORRIGO PARTNERS SOUGHT
Dorrigo Plateau stock-grazers sought for grant proposals for stock management, soil/pasture, waterway and vegetation improvement. More? Sandy Eager at office@bellingerlandcare.org.au

ORGANICS SCHOLARSHIP
A Suzuki scholarship is being offered to a young farmer under the age of 40in the Tweed-Richmond River regions to convert to certified organic status. Recipient will receive their first year of Certification for free and monthly mentoring by certified organic stallholder at the Lismore Organic Market. More? greengoddessfarm.organic@gmail.com

FREE MURRAY DAIRY AID
Murray Dairy Business Mentoring Program offers a free session with an AgBiz Assist agricultural consultant for dairy farmers within the Murray region. More? Lachlan Barnes lachlanb@murraydairy.com.au

TRADES SCHOLARSHIP FOR GIRLS
NSW female apprentices in non-traditional trades can apply for the $2K Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund, to help with the purchase of tools and other expenses. More? https://www.atel.com.au/supporting-the-community/SLSF

COMPOST GRANTS ON OFFER
The Organics Infrastructure Fund under the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More is offering grants of up to $300K for projects that develop new, or expand existing, markets for compost More? organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

VET SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER
RASF Vocational Education & Training (VET) scholarships offer up to $6K for full-time study or up to $3K for part-time study for students at registered training organisations including TAFE and local colleges who display a commitment for a career in rural and regional NSW. More? http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/ras-foundation-vet-scholarships/

NSW FARMER UPSKILL AID
NSW farmers can take subsidised pre-approved courses through the State Government’s $45m Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program. Or farmers can apply for other professional development activities and claim reimbursement of up to 50% (GST-exclusive) up to $5000/farmer or $9000/farm business. More? www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/professional-development-program

NSW REGIONAL GRANTS
Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across regional NSW. More? https://fundinglgnsw.fluidreview.com/

$1.3bn REGIONAL GROWTH FUND
NSW Government has recently announced a $1.3bn Regional Growth Fund. Eligible organisations include local governments, industry and community organisations, as well as regional organisations. More? https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/

ID FOR FARM IMPROVEMENTS
Loans of up to $250,000/project are available through the NSW Rural Assistance Authority’s Farm Innovation Fund to improve permanent farm infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use. Ongoing More? Farm Innovation Fund

FODDER TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE
The NSW Rural Assistance Authority offers funding to transport stock or fodder in NSW emergencies such as declared natural disasters or droughts or during animal welfare risks. More? Transport Assistance

FUNDS FOR NSW REGIONAL PROJECTS 
The NSW Government's  Regional Solutions is a competitive funding round, requiring 50% matching funds. There is no limit to the amount requested but projects must create the equivalent of at least 10 full-time new jobs in regional NSW within two years of project commencement. More? http://www.jobsfornsw.com.au/how-we-help/support-for-the-regions/regional-solutions

UNE INCUBATOR LAUNCHED
Agribusiness communities in Tamworth and Armidale can make use of the University of New England Smart Region Incubator which offers workspace, networks and business support. The $1m initiative is funded by the NSW Department of Industry Boosting Business Innovation Program. More? http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/unebs/centre-for-agribusiness/smartincubator

AID FOR NSW FARMER UPSKILL
NSW farmers can take subsidised pre-approved courses through the State Government’s $45m Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program. Or farmers can apply for other professional development activities. Participants can claim reimbursement of up to 50% (GST-exclusive) up to $5000/farmer or $9000/farm business. Ongoing. More? http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/professional-development-program

HELP FOR BROKEN HILL BUSINESSES
Foundation Broken Hill offers grants to local businesses and provides an alternative funding avenue for seed funding new or expanding projects in Broken Hill. More? http://foundationbh.org.au/

NSW DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP
The Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Committee, in partnership with the RAS Foundation, is offering an open-age tertiary scholarship of $5000 for full-time study or $2500 for part-time study. Applicants can be studying any type of course but must demonstrate a passion for the NSW dairy produce industry. More? http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/sydney-royal-dairy-produce-scholarship/

NSW WINE SCHOLARSHIP
The Graham Thorp Memorial Scholarship offers $5000 for full-time study or $2500 for part-time study. The open-age scholarship is not limited to any type of course but the applicant must demonstrate a strong wine industry career pathway through their course of study. More? http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/sydney-royal-wine-scholarship
 
QUEENSLAND


STATE TRAINING AWARDS OPEN
Apprentices, trainees, VET students, teachers and trainers, employers, training providers and community-based organisations are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards. Deadline 17 March. More?here.

$100K IN HORT GRANTS
Grants of up to $100,000 are available for producers in the Queensland Murray Darling Basin to help set up new high value horticulture enterprises. Deadline 22 February 2019. More? http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/12/12/government-backs-new-crops-in-murray-darling-basin

STUDY AT THE SMITHSONIAN
Up to $25,000 is offered through the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships, enabling an individual to visit and complete a project at the Smithsonian Institution in the US. Projects lasting eight to 16 weeks must address either:

  • develop clean, sustainable energy production;
  • build resilience and managing climate risk, particularly in tropical environments;
  • ensure sustainable water use, including collecting water quality data to inform research;
  • develop and applying digitally-enabled technologies, including advanced modelling;
  • protect marine and terrestrial biodiversity and heritage.

Nominees must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and reside and work in Queensland. They must be nominated by a Queensland agency, and work for that agency either full or part-time. Deadline 25 February. More? https://advance.qld.gov.au/universities-and-researchers/queensland-smithsonian-fellowships-program

BUSHFIRE SUPPORT ON OFFER

Financial assistance available for primary producers/small business owners recovering from the bushfires in Rockhampton, Mackay and Gladstone. More? Farmer Disaster Support website HERE.

FENCING FUNDS AVAILABLE
$7m funding available from the Queensland Government for cluster fencing projects in drought-affected sheep and wool production areas with wild dogs and other regional invasive plant and animal management projects. More? https://sqnrm.com.au/qfpi-round-3/ NB: Landholders in Southern Downs Regional Council and Goondiwindi Regional Council areas please contact their respective council.

$12K FOR TRAINING AND MENTORING
The Crawford Fund Queensland Training & Mentoring Awards are open, offering up to $12K year to assist international researchers and scientists. Awards for both training and mentoring activities and applications are now open. Applications should be made through a Queensland-based host organisation. Preference will be given to applications that can clearly demonstrate linkage to Queensland industry priorities, such as beef, fisheries, tropical crops and horticulture, biosecurity, related natural resource management issues, linkages with the private sector and marketing. Deadline 8 February 2019. More? International engagement awards

$80K FOR MENTORING
The Queensland Government and the QFF-led Rural Jobs & Skills Alliance are offering up to $80K each to six host organisations needed to mentor early career extension officers as part of the 12-month Agricultural Work Placement program. More? Click HERE

SOUTHERN GULF FUNDING ON OFFER
Grant funding is available for southern Gulf grazing trials under the National Landcare Program to develop and implement an extension program and be eligible for on-ground grants. Individuals and groups of graziers are invited to registering your interest. More? grazing@southerngulf.com.au

SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER
T J Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships 2019 worth of up to $10,000 over five years for young people successfully completing Year 12 at a Queensland state or non-state school in 2018 and starting a recognised undergraduate degree in Semester 1, 2019. More? Click here

REEF CHAMPIONS SOUGHT
Outstanding land managers, extension officers, organisations and members of the community working to reduce their impact on the iconic Great Barrier Reef are invited to apply for the 2018 Reef Champion Awards, run by the Reef Alliance with support from the Australian and Queensland governments. Deadline 20 September. More? www.qff.org.au/projects/reef-alliance/awards

$100K EXPORT GRANTS OPEN
Grants of up to $100,000 available for eligible food businesses ready to export their produce as part of the Growing Queensland’s Food Exports grants program, applications are now open. More? Click HERE.

HELP FOR FOOD START-UPS
Brisbane is seeking food start-ups to participate in new accelerator programs through the eight-week Future Food Brisbane program. More? http://www.futurefoodbrisbane.com.au

$1m REGIONAL PLAN OFFER
A $1m, three-year project to fuel economic growth in the Darling Downs/Maranoa region has been launched. More? Advancing Regional Innovation Program
 
CO-FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES
The Queensland Business Development Fund offers $125K to $2.5m for co-investment funding in companies with high growth / innovations in emerging industries.  Must be Queensland-based.  Ongoing. More? http://advance.qld.gov.au/industry/business-development-fund.aspx

FARM SUCCESSION PLANNING REBATE
Up to $2500 rebate (up to half of total cost) offered for Queensland farming families to undertake farm succession planning. Deadline 30 June 2019. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/farm-management-grants-qld

UP TO $50K FOR SMEs
Business Growth Fund offers up to $50K in co-funding for SMEs to buy specilised equipment or services. More? https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/business-growth-fund

$20K FOR AG-PRENEUR TRAINING
Up to $20K (total 70% of costs) for organisations providing events and activities to encourage entrepreneurship in Queenslanders aged 15-24. Ongoing. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/young-starters-fund

EXPORT HELP
Trade and Investment Queensland is offering mentoring, networking and skills development assistance for export-ready business. Ongoing. More? Consultation and Planning

$2m LOANS FOR QLD START-UPS
Young primary producers in Queensland are being offered start-up loans of up to $2m. The no-fee, low-interest loans are available for terms up to 30 years. To be eligible you must have lived in Queensland for six months and hold 50% purchase equity, or 50% of set-up costs for leasing/sharefarming. Loans subject to funding availability. More? 1800 623 946 or First Start Loan guidelines.

FREIGHT SUBSIDIES
Freight subsidies of up to $5K per disaster event are available for eligible primary producers within a NDRRA-declared area or who hold a current IDSP declaration. Subsidies can cover emergency fodder for livestock to the primary producer's home property, building, fencing materials, machinery and equipment and restocking animals. More? Click here.

QFF PROJECT FOR AG-RESILIENCE
The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) will be delivering an Agricultural Recovery and Resilience project as part of the $96.2 million provided in Category D funding in partnership with other industry members. More? See the QFF media release

VICTORIA 

CO-WORKING HELP OFFER
Victorian co-working spaces can apply for up to $25K (and sometimes more) to appoint startup experts. Ongoing until funds allocated. More? FIND OUT MORE

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE
People owning, sharefarming or leasing a primary production business in drought-declared areas, and earn at least half their income from the business can apply for up to $5K matching funding  to pay for stock containment areas, improvements to stock water supply, fodder storage, irrigation systems, feeding systems etc. First in best dressed. More?  https://www.ruralfinance.com.au/industry-programs/on-farm-drought-infrastructure-grant
 

HELP FOR HOUSEHOLD BILLS
The Country Women's Association of Victoria is offering drought relief grants of up to $3K to assist with household expenses such as groceries, school, electricity, rates, telephone and emergency dental and medical bills. More? Click here 

DROUGHT GRANTS OFFERED
On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Grants are a new program to help farmers improve drought preparedness and management. More? www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons

MID FUNDING OPEN
Macalister Irrigation District (MID) irrigators can now apply for funding for on-farm irrigation upgrades. Funding is first-in, first-served. More? Click here.

$3K LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Work in agriculture and interested in developing your leadership potential? Agriculture Victoria has a $3K scholarship available for someone to take part in the 2019 Leadership Great South Coast program. More? www.lgsc.org.au

GRANTS FOR FOOD PROCESSORS
The Victorian Government is offering grants of up to $25K to food processors as a matched funding initiative to reformulate existing products or create a new range with reduced salt. Deadline December 31 or until funds allocated. More? https://fialdev.net/web/building-healthier-food/funding?utm_source=VicHealth%20Update&utm_campaign=VH%20Update%2020%20June%202018&utm_medium=Email

UP TO $200K FOR PICK MY PROJECT 
Victorian projects can receive $20K to $200K for ideas that will improve local communities. Pick My Project, worth a total $30m, is seeking ideas that bring people together.  More? Pick My Project

ARTISANAL AG GETS $2m

A $2m fund has been launched in Victoria under a new artisanal agriculture and premium food program. http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/food-and-fibre-industries/artisanal-agriculture

FRUIT FLY GRANTS
The Victorian Government is providing funding up to $800,000 (excluding GST) for fruit fly management. More? fruitflygrants@ecodev.vic.gov.au  

$20K WATERWAYS GRANTS
Melbourne Water Healthy Waterways Community Grants program offers grants of $1K and Project Grants of $20K. More? river.health@melbournewater.com.au

FIRST-IN FUNDING FOR MID IRRIGATION
Macalister Irrigation District (MID) irrigators can apply for funding for on-farm irrigation upgrades. Applications will be accepted and assessed on a monthly basis until all funds are allocated. Funding is available for on-ground works including converting to spray irrigation, constructing a reuse system or upgrading to best practice surface irrigation, including automated irrigation. More? (03) 5147 0800.

UP TO $200K IN SUSTAINABILTY GRANTS
Grants of up to $200K and low interest loans are offered for investment-ready social enterprises to expand operations with a focus on projects that create new jobs & training opportunities, respond to climate change, avoid and recover waste and improve resource efficiency. Ongoing. More? http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/funding/social-impact-investment-for-sustainability-program

UP TO $250K FOR VIC-ISRAELI VISITS
Food and fibre is a priority area for the Victoria-Israeli Science Innovation and Technology Scheme Visit program. Ongoing. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/the-victoria-israel-science-innovation-and-technology-scheme-visits

UP TO $400K FOR WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT

Between $50K and $400K is offered for organisations working with or within the Victorian public sector on innovative new approaches to service delivery. Ongoing. More? https://www.vic.gov.au/publicsectorinnovation/public-sector-innovation-fund.html

SKILL UP GRANTS FOR MANUFACTURING
Up to $500K to help Victorian businesses introduce new manufacturing technologies and processes that generate new jobs and growth. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/future-industries-manufacturing-program

UP TO $50K IN GAS GRANTS
Gas Efficiency Grants offering up to $50,000. Deadline 28 September 2018, or earlier if funding is fully allocated. More? http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/gas

$10K FOR ENVIRO PROJECTS
The Ross Trust offers grants of up to $10k for Victorian projects that protect and preserve Australian flora and fauna. Ongoing. More? http://rosstrust.org.au/grants/granting-conditions/

RABBIT CONTROL GRANTS
Victorian Rabbit Action Network Community Action Grants offer $41,000 to support community rabbit-control activities. Local groups can now apply for grants of between $2K and $5K. More? www.rabbitaction.com

BIKE SAFETY REBATE
The Victorian Government is offering a $6m quad bike safety rebate scheme; either up to $1200 (GST exempt) to buy a side-by-side vehicle or a small utility vehicle (see conditions) or up to $600 (GST exempt) for approved protection devices. Both deals are for purchases post-22 July 2016. The rebate is available to farmers who live and operate a business in Victoria, have no more than 19 full-time employees, own a quad bike for work purposes and have farming as their main source of income. Farmers who are owner-operators with no employees are eligible to apply. More? www.bequadsafe.com.au 

SOUTH COAST LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
Leadership Great South Coast is a south-west Victorian leadership development program aimed at emerging leaders. There are two $2500 Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation scholarships to support dairy people to participate in this program. More? info@leadershipgreatsouthcoast.org.au

BUSINESS FUNDING ON OFFER
The Victorian Government offers funded assistance to help businesses strategically identify, plan and meet goals. It provides 50% of total project cost up, to $7.5K, to develop a business development plan and/or 75% of total project cost, up to $4K, to develop a business strategic review. Ongoing. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/grow-your-business/business-development-plan-and-strategic-review

POWER TO THE PRODUCERS/PROCESSORS

Small and medium sized businesses can apply for energy assessment funding under the new Sustainability Victoria Business - Boosting Productivity program Energy Assessment Grants for businesses with less than 200 employees, spending more than $20K/year on energy bills. Also on offer are Industry Capability Grants of up to $150K. Deadline September 2018. More? Click here 

HELP FOR HAZELWOOD TRANSITION
Support is available for transition industries in the Hazelwood supply chain. Potential funding includes $5K to review an existing business transition plan, $16K to develop a business transition plan, up to $10K for merger advisory services and up to $55K for business transition services. Ongoing. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/hazelwood-supply-chain-transition-program/business-specialist-hazelwood-supply-chain-transition-program

EID ON-FARM AID
Funding is available to help farmers introduce sheep and goat electronic identification. The funding, which covers costs up to 50%  of eligible equipment cost, is expected to be fully allocated in the next month. Farmers can also apply for tag subsidies. More? www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/sheepEID

$10m FOR NEW GIPPSLAND BUSINESSES
The Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund of up to $10m is offered to support business growth and new job creation as the Gippsland region shifts out of coal production. More? http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/programs-and-grants/latrobe-valley-economic-facilitation-fund/guidelines

FOOD/FIBRE PROCESSING ASSISTANCE
The Future Industries Manufacturing Program offers funding of up to $500,000 to companies to implement new manufacturing technologies and processes in their Victorian operations. Ongoing. More?  http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/future-industries-manufacturing-program

FUTURE STRATEGY FUNDING UP TO $1m
Matching grants of up to $1m are available to undertake Victorian-based projects aligned with the Future Industries Sector Strategies – with food and fibre being one of the favoured areas. Must be lodged by a consortium, which can include co-ops. At least one of the consortium partners must be a Victorian business. Ongoing. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/sectorgrowth

$50K BUSINESS HELP IN VICTORIA
Victoria’s Stronger Regional Communities invests in community-led initiatives and to drive change in regional and rural towns with grants of up to $50,000. Eligible applicants include businesses and for-profit organisations, local councils and not-for-profit community organisations. Ongoing. More?  SRCP application guidelines 
 
VICTORIAN REGIONAL JOBS FUND 
Victoria’s Regional Jobs Fund aims capitalise on the potential of emerging industry sectors through the following four public grant program streams: Investment Attraction, Innovation and ProductivityEmployment Precincts and Market Access. Eligible applicants include businesses and for-profit organisations, local councils and not-for-profit community organisations. Ongoing. More? RJF program application guidelines 

FUTURE MANUFACTURING PROGRAM
The Future Industries Manufacturing Program is a Victorian Government initiative offering grants of up to $500,000. Victorian businesses implementing new manufacturing technologies and processes that generate new jobs and provide a critical foundation for growth are eligible for the funding. There's a 3:1 funding requirement More?. http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/future-industries-manufacturing-program

BOOST YOUR BUSINESS VOUCHERS
Boost your business voucher program seeks to build the capabilities of Victorian SMEs (20 – 200 staff or turnover $1.5m+ except social enterprises) in Market Engagement, Innovation and Business Capability. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/Boost-Your-Business

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AID
Victoria’s Rural Development program stream provides grants of up to $50K for projects such as a feasibility study, a demand study, or a business case to enable applicants to investigate the technical and or economic viability of an infrastructure project. 2:1 funding with in-kind accepted. More? www.rdv.vic.gov.au/programs-and-grants/rural-development

STRONGER REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
Victoria’s Stronger Regional Communities invests in community-led initiatives and to drive change in regional and rural towns with grants of up to $50,000. Eligible applicants include businesses and for-profit organisations, local councils and not-for-profit community organisations. More? http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-jobs-and-infrastructure-fund/stronger-regional-communities/srcp-guidelines

FAUNA/FLORA ASSITANCE
The Ross Trust and Norman Wettenhall Foundation offer grants of up to $10,000 for Victorian projects that protect and preserve Australian flora and fauna.  More? http://rosstrust.org.au/grants/programs/norman-wettenhall-foundation/

GRANTS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s $3.8m Climate Change Innovation Grants,  providing between $50,000 and $300,000 to help local communities work to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change and grow the industries and businesses that will position Victoria for a low carbon future. More? https://www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/virtual-centre-for-climate-change-innovation/virtual-centre-for-climate-change-innovation
 
HELP FOR HEALTHY WATERWAYS
Melbourne Water Healthy Waterways Community Grants program is open for applications. Support grants of $1000 and Project Grants of $20,000 are offered. More? Melbourne Water 131 722 or river.health@melbournewater.com.au

FOOD INNOVATION VOUCHERS
Victoria’s Food Innovation Voucher Stream links industry with innovation services and capabilities, including the government's key food and fibre research centres and relevant CSIRO, university and industry facilities. Two types of vouchers are available: up to $10K for early stage feasibility and testing and up to $50K for process innovation, product development and R&D. More? http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/food-and-fibre-industries/food-innovation-voucher-stream
 
RURAL DEVELOPMENT AID IN VICTORIA
Victoria’s Rural Development program stream allows for grants of up to $50,000 for projects such as a feasibility study, a demand study, or a business case to enable prospective applicants to investigate the technical and or economic viability of an infrastructure project. 2:1 funding with in-kind accepted. Ongoing. More? http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/programs-and-grants/rural-development

EXXONMOBIL FUNDING ON OFFER
Areas of Victoria with links to ExxonMobil are eligible to apply for funding through the ExxonMobil Contributions Program which offers funding for specific community projects, including in the field of environment/conservation. Preference is given to existing successful community partnerships. Eligible areas of operations are:  Longford/Sale and Barry Beach (Gippsland), Long Island Point/Hastings (Western Port) and Altona/Yarraville. Ongoing. More? http://www.exxonmobil.com.au

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INTERNS ON OFFER: Companies seeking advice on food processing/packaging/design can apply for an intern from the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Packaging. Students from the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation are available for an industry internship in 2018, needing to undertake 120 to 200 hours of work as part of their internship. These hours can be taken over weeks or months. More? info@aipack.com.au 

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EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE: 
Rice Industry Extension Officer for RGA to extend R&D information, farm business and NRM advice to growers. You will have a degree in agricultural science (or related field) and current drivers licence. Riverina-based contract position until 30 July 2020. Deadline 18 January. More? rga@rga.org.au

Project manager for Emergency Animal Disease awareness project (Domestic Slaughters Plant Project) through MINTRAC, presenting workshops. You will have tertiary qualifications in animal science/veterinary science/agribusiness or similar, a minimum five years project management experience (PMBOK / Prince2) and minimum five years in Australian meat processing industry/agribusiness. Full-time, Sydney-based. More? mintrac@mintrac.com.au

Project Officer, Land & Catchment Health for Corangamite Catchment Management Authority. You will possess high level interpersonal, communication and engagement capabilities. Full- time permanent position based Colac/Geelong. Salary to $67,733 plus super. Deadline 3 February. More? www.ccma.vic.gov.au

Innovation Program Manager for Australian Eggs to coordinate R&D and communication of outputs. You will have tertiary qualifications in science, system design and management or a related field. Full-time position. More? www.rimfireresources.com.au

Project Officer, Regional Citizen Science for Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Estuary Watch and Water Watch programs. You will possess high level interpersonal, communication and engagement capabilities. Full-time contract to 30 June 2020 based in Colac/Geelong. Salary to $79,266 plus super. Deadline 3 February. More? www.ccma.vic.gov.au

Agricultural advisor for Central West LLS at Dubbo or Forbes with agronomy experience. Full-time permanent position. Salary range $94,782 + super. Deadline Wednesday 16 January.  More? click here 

Lecturer/Snr Lecturer/Associate Professor in small animal surgery at CSU Wagga with qualifications and  completion of surgical residency or equivalent advanced surgical training and experience. Full-time permanent. Salary to $153,204 plus super. Deadline 28 January. More? Associate Professor Rob Woodgate savshos@csu.edu.au

Project officer, Frankston for Parks Victoria. You will have strong customer service focus both internally and externally. Deadline 27 January. More? www.parks.vic.gov.au

Operations Manager, Tasmania Island Ark for Greening Australia. You will have 10-year plus developing funding opportunities and commercial partnerships for large- scale ($>500k) environmental projects and successful service delivery of contracts valued >$2M. Deadline February 1. More? David Timmel dtimmel@greeningaustralia.org.au.

Area chief ranger
for Parks Victoria in Mildura & Murray region. You will have demonstrated high level judgement experience and an ability to lead a team . Deadline 27 January. More? www.parks.vic.gov.au
 
Fisheries Manager, Aquaculture for four months located in Port Stephens (role might become permanent) to register and manage the timely processing of all aquaculture applications lodged and supervise team of four. Salary from $94,782 + super. Deadine 27 January. More? click here

Supervisor (open spaces) for Clarence Valley Council at Grafton to supervise three work teams, to plan and implement maintenance of open space, parks and reserves and manage minor capital works. Permanent full time - 76 hours per nine-day fortnight and salary to $88,891. Deadline 3 February. More? here.

Grains biosecurity officer for NSW DPI to promote best practice. You will have tertiary qualifications in Agricultural Science, Horticultural Science or Science (or relevant field) and industry experience. Full-time ongoing position in Orange. Salary to $121,379 plus super. Deadline 1 February. More? Click here.

Technical Officer (Soils) for NSW DPI to conduct field work operations (header harvesting, sowing and spraying), prepare soil samples for laboratory analysis (soil grinding and sub-sampling), and maintain and operate laboratory instrumentation, laboratory and supporting facilities and provide technical support to staff.  You will have qualifications under the Technical Staff Award and demonstrated experience in field agronomy, soil science, agricultural research or related areas. Full-time position until January 2021 in Wagga Wagga. Salary to $97,616 plus super.  Deadline  28 January. More? Click here.

Horticulture project leaders (two positions) at Sunraysia TAFE. Position one: Horticulture Liaison to establish SMART Farm Operating Framework at SuniTAFE’s Cardross Farm and  Position two: Horticulture Innovation & Technology to lead innovation and precision farming practices.  Fixed term 0.6 part time positions. Deadline 18 January. More?www.sunitafe.edu.au

Technical Officer (Pulse Disease Research) for NSW DPI To provide technical support for pulse disease R&D projects for northern NSW. Working three days per week to June 2023 in Tamworth. Salary to $97,616 plus super. Deadline  21 January. More? Click here.

BMP Coordinator for Australian Banana Growers’ Council operation of the Reef Extension Team. You will have a relevant degree or a similar qualification in science, agricultural science or environmental science and a minimum of five years relevant experience. Full time with flexible hours in FNQ. Salary to $103,000 plus super. Deadline 4 February. More? Michelle McKinlay 07 3278 4786.

Horticulturalist for Wellington Shire Council, Victoria. You will have a tertiary qualification in Horticulture (Certificate III or above) or significant relevant experience. Part-Time 0.5 EFT for up to 12 months, salary to $29,821 plus super. Deadline 27 January. More? Click on link.

Team Leader - Landscaping and Native Open Spaces for Shepparton council leading a large team.Full-time, permanent position. Salary: $87, 103.64. Deadline 25 January. More? Tim Zak 03 5832 9700.

Technical Officer for the Victorian Fisheries Authority to support recreational fish production. You will have an applied understanding of native and salmonid fish production practices.  Full-time up to 12 months at Snobs Creek. Salary to $66,414 plus super. Deadline 30 January. More? Jonathon Pini 0407 987 016.

Manager Plant Pests and Disease for Agriculture Victoria to provide high level technical advice on plant pests and diseases. Full-time ongoing position at Attwood. Salary to $159,124  plus super. Deadline 24 January. More? Rosa Crnov (03) 9217 4122.

Team Leader Rangers for National Parks and Wildlife Service for managing operations. Full-time, ongoing positions at Narrabri. Deadline 27 January. More? Role description 

Dairy Leading Hand for University of Sydney dairy farm at Camden, an ARM-equipped enterprise with a 350-head year-round herd. You will be proficient in herd and farm management software, AI and have tertiary qualifications and/or substantial experience. More? sydney.edu.au/recruitment Ref 2228/1118C

Agricultural Extension Trainees, up to six early-career extension officers to be placed by the QFF to deliver agricultural and Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects with landholders in Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments across sugarcane, grazing, bananas, horticulture, grains and dairy. Six positions are available in six different host organisations across the GBR catchments. Candidates will be able to apply to up to two positions. Deadline 21 January. More? www.qff.org.au > Projects > Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance > Agricultural Extension Program.
 
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Equine Surgery at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga for continuing, full time position. Salary to $153,204 plus super. You will have qualifications and demonstrated experience. Deadline 3 February. More? Associate Professor Rob Woodgate (02) 6933 4107.

Development Extension Officer for DAF at Biloela QLD. Full-time, salary to  $74,968  involved in coordination and delivery of the Grains BMP program. You will have a degree in agricultural science, applied science, agronomy, or equivalent academic qualifications, with skills in broadacre crop agronomy and extension. More? Richard Broughton on 02 9223 9944.
 
Senior Biosecurity Officer within the Biosecurity Operations Division various sites around Australia. Salary to  $71,634.  More? http://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/jobs/job-vacancies

Internships: QRIDA employs agribusiness students and graduates for our internship program. Our interns work in many and varied roles across QRIDA in administrative and technical capacities. A QRIDA internship may be an ideal opportunity to gain some experience during university holidays or longer employment potentially leading to a career in financial assessment and/or rural lending. More? Forward your resume and availability to hr@qrida.qld.gov.au

Research Farm Manager, Ellinbank, Gippsland. Full-time, three-year contract. Salary to $93,689 + super to balance demands of scientific research and commercial dairy farm operations, being responsible for the day to day running of the farm and its resources, including staff rostering. More? Bill Wales 0439 520 517.

Business and Technical Support Officer  for the Nursery & Garden Industry, NSW & ACT Ltd (NGINA), to provide business and technical advice to association members. You will have a degree in applied science (Horticulture) or equivalent academic qualification. More? (02) 9679 1472.

Project Officer for Mallee CMA to ensure regional natural resources are managed in an integrated and ecologically sustainable way. Salary to $63,912 + super. More? www.malleecma.vic.gov.au/jobs-tenders
 
Director of Research at Central West Farming Systems, a farmer-driven, not for profit developing, extending and seeking adoption of sustainable farming practices across the lower rainfall regions of central west NSW.  Based at Condobolin Agricultural Research & Advisory Station, you will have tertiary qualifications in agricultural science. There is potential for flexible or part time hours. More? Karen O'Connell-Shea kareno@allthingshr.com.au
 
Program manager with AgriFutures Australia (previously known as RIRDC) at Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga to initiate, develop and manage programs, securing significant cash and in-kind co-investment and pursuing new funding opportunities for the organisation. Tertiary qualifications in agricultural science, agricultural economics, agribusiness or similar, with postgraduate study highly regarded. More? Al Kellaway 1300 380 701 
  
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Agribusiness, UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at St Lucia and Gatton. Full-time continuing appointment from $107,807 to $152,276pa (inclusive) to proactively contribute to the development of course content and to undertake teaching, research and engagement activities. You will possess a PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience in the area of agribusiness. More? Click here
 
Policy officer with NSW government agency for one of NSW biggest biodiversity and conservation projects, based in Sydney CBD.  Up to $59 p/h + super (7 hours/day) for initial three-month contract to arrange and coordinate land access for the ecological survey team. You will have demonstrated experience using GIS software. More? Manogna Ravikumar on 02 96412431 or manogna@charterhouse.com.au
 
Variety Officer for Sugar Research Australia  at Ingham for a leadership role within the breeding program, and will have specific responsibility for the later stages of the core selection program. You will have a degree in Agricultural Science or equivalent. More? www.sugarresearch.com.au
 
Women’s Ranger Coordinator for Thamarrurr Development Corporation in Wadeye, NT. Full-time position. Salary $55,000 - $69,999 for oversighting, mentoring and empowering the local indigenous female ranger group.  More? recruitment@thamarrurr.org.au
 
Vegetation Management Officer for Country Fire Authority, based in Melton, Victoria, full-time position. Salary $76,690pa (plus 9.50% super). You will have demonstrated knowledge of legislative, environmental and technical issues relevant to vegetation management. More? www.cfa.vic.gov.au
 
Animal attendant with RSPCA Qld in Toowoomba, part-time (minimum 16 hours/week) caring for and attending to animals. You will have experience in animal husbandry and animal handling. Animal-related formal study (particularly a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing) highly regarded, but is not essential. Starting pay rate of $19.47 per hour (junior rates may apply). More??????
 
Horticulture Trainer and Assessor for not-for-profit RTO operating from eight Australian branches, as well as specialised training to international students. You will have a Certificate IV in training and assessment (TAE40110 or TAE40116 or higher) which includes the unit TAELLN411, and preferably, TAEASS502. You will also hold a relevant horticulture qualification. More? careers@novaskill.com.au

Research agronomist for Birchip Cropping Group in north-west Victoria for sowing, spraying and harvesting trials. There will also be an extension component to this role. You will have tertiary qualifications in agricultural science or related discipline and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with replicated trials and sound agronomic knowledge of broadacre agriculture is desirable. A valid driver's licence is also essential. More? work@bcg.org.au.

Wild Dog Border Fence Maintenance, two roles in remote far western NSW, from $47,499pa plus super and a Plant Operator (in particular, graders), from $54,975 pa plus super, both with remote area allowance, subsidised living arrangements. More? wdboard@bigpond.com
 
Water Services Officer for Pioneer Valley Water, near Mackay, a not-for-profit service provider to manage water delivery including customer liaison, SCADA and monitoring including on-call. You will have a current driver’s licence. More? Kristie Kent on 02 4228 3712

Horticulture traineeships in partnership with Port Macquarie Hastings Council. You will have completed school to a Grade 10 level and hold a current drivers licence (minimum green P plates) More? recruitment@novaskill.com.au.
 
Assistant Rehoming Manager - 12 Month contract with the Animal Welfare League of Queensland to help with the smooth running of daily operations. Weekends are a requirement with two days off in the week. You will have minimum two years in a shelter or pound environment and qualifications in animal behaviour or dog training. More?  http://www.awlqld.com.au/

Water Operations Traineeship with Port Macquarie Hastings Council. You will have completed school to a Grade 10 level and hold a current drivers licence (minimum Green P plates). More? recruitment@novaskill.com.au

General Manager for Reef Check Australia for initial contract term of six months (potential for extension). Hours to be agreed, part time or flexible work arrangements available. Salary package to $100k pro-rata by negotiation. To deliver high quality programs and communications in marine conservation and citizen science. You will have science or marine science qualifications and current PADI divemaster or above, with experience supervising dive teams. More? www.reefcheckaustralia.org 

Ranger for City of Mandurah to deliver effective compliance with statutory legislative provisions via community liaison, education and promotion of the relevant statutory requirements. You will have Certificate IV in Local Government (Governance and Administration) (Ranger), or demonstrated substantial progress towards achievement, firearms proficiency training and WA police clearance certificaete. Salary to $70,832. More? www.mandurah.wa.gov.au
 
Trainer/Assessor for Open College agriculture/horticulture courses. Sydney based. You will have agriculture related qualifications at a minimum of Certificate IV level, TAE40110/40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and 3+ years recent experience* working in agriculture. More? Ciaran Martin (02) 8048 5006.

Customer co-ordinator at OneFortyOne Plantations, Mt Gambier to create tailored sustainable solutions and provide sales performance reporting, dashboards and analytics. You will have sound practical experience in a sales/account management team, excellent relationship and time management skills and a strong knowledge of supply chain management. An appropriate qualification is preferred. More? mryan@onefortyone.com 
 
Agribusiness professionals sought, including General Managers;  Agronomists;  Farm Managers, Packing Shed Managers; Orchard Managers, Area/Territory Managers and Product Managers. More? resume@lucasgroup.com.au 
 
National Project Manager- Agricultural extension. Melbourne-based position to manage scientific and extension programs, focusing on the needs of vegetable growers. You will report to the CEO and mentor a team of project officers. You will have sound scientific experience re plant health and biosecurity and a demonstrable track record of project funding acquisition, budget tracking, and contract management. More? Lucy Purcell 0401 944 320  

Digital ag experts for the Food Agility CRC project is a "Data Driven Profitability in the Grains Industry through On Farm Experimentation” at Curtin University.  More? curtincareers@curtin.edu.au
 
Projects and education manager, full-time, for the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, responsible for planning and implementing projects, grant programs and educational activities. You will be be tertiary qualified, perhaps in environmental science or conservation and land management with post-graduate experience in a similar role. More? Karen Slape 0411 410 870.

Farm worker to care for animals and develop and maintain the gardens at Costa House in western Victoria. You will have experience in gardening and small farm animal care and a current first aid certificate. More? http://careers.genu.org.au/cw/en/job/494467/care-farm-worker-part-time

Commodity Manager – Livestock Group, Victorian Farmers Federation based in Melbourne and responsible for overseeing the operations of the livestock extension project, maintaining communication and engagement with and advocacy for livestock members and industry stakeholders including industry, lobby groups, politicians, bureaucrats, members and farmers. You will have a recognised degree and/or significant industry experience. More? www.vff.org.au/careers
 
Extension Officer (Beef) for temporary position to deliver Grazing BMP Program including engagement of beef producers, development of technical materials and extension support activities to minimise downstream impacts to the Great Barrier Reef. You will have a degree in agricultural science/applied science from a recognised tertiary institution, or equivalent academic qualifications in agricultural or animal science and a  manual “C” class driver's licence. More? https://futurebeef.com.au/projects/grazing-bmp/
 
Animal Technical Officer/Trainee Animal Technical Officer, full-time, fixed-term for three years at University of Queensland. Depending on skills and experience, salary package to $67,918/year. More? r.bruce1@uq.edu.au

Member services manager, Jersey Australia. Based near LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Victoria. Full-time to manage member services team and delivery of registration, classifications and associated services. You will have high-level communication and customer service skills and an nderstanding of the dairy industry. More? Ph Glen Barrett on 03 9370 9105

Prison Officer - Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Lara near Geelong, Victoria. Salary $32.05/hour (plus super plus penalty rates for evening and weekend shifts and annual hourly rate increases) Mature-aged candidates encouraged to apply. More?  prisonofficers@hudson.com or 1300 037 541
 
Senior Horticulture Industry Officer at Karreenga accommodating 300 prisoners near Lara, approximately 70km west of Melbourne. Salary $69,172 - $79,545. For training and assessing prisoners for the Department of Justice & Regulation. You will be qualified to work in the horticulture industry or related field and have sound knowledge of OH&S requirements. More? www.vic.gov.au/jobs

Farm technician for three-year fixed-term contract with Sugar Research Australia at Ingham as the leading operator of the harvester and other farm machinery. You will have at least 5 years’ experience in operation of harvesters (sugar cane preferred) and other farm machinery and C class manual licence, certificate for the application of farm chemicals is highly desirable, as are licenses for LR, HR, Forklift and First Aid. More? https://sugarresearch.com.au/
 
Casual farm workers/seasonal workers for Sugar Research Australia research stations in Mackay, Bundaberg, Woodford, near Cairns and Tully doing physically challenging activities, at times, in hot and humid environments.  You will have the right to work in Australia; have sound English skills; be physically fit and able to lift up to 20kgs; and hold a current drivers licence. More? https://sugarresearch.com.au/

Farming supervisor for full-time live-in at  Brindley Park Property Group near Roma, a 25,000-head feedlot and feedmill, leading a team of four farm hands. You will have experience being a hands-on supervisor, flexibility to work weekends and chemical accreditation certificate. Private house accommodation and above-award wages. More? www.accbeef.net.au

Queensland station positions: Feedlot stock hands, pen riders, station hands, leading hands, head stockperson, station cook/gardener, boreman/water maintenance , loader driver /handyman and mechanic. Some positions start ASAP and some in 2018 across breeding, backgrounding, broadacre farming, feedmill and feedlot operations at Mt Isa, Julia Creek, Mackay, Roma, Augathella and Cecil Plains. More agrihr@accbeef.net.au

Work experience: Young Australians seeking international agri-experience are invited to apply for placements on French farms. More? (Click on British flag to get the English version) www.odyssee-agri.com

EMPLOYMENT SOUGHT
Experienced French ag worker seeking six months placement on a dairy farm. Henri Petit, 20 was raised on a dairy farm and has a technical diploma in agriculture and an undergraduate diploma in farm management. He has also had experience in cropping. More? www.odyssee-agri.com (Click on English flag for translation.)
 

UNIVERSITY of ADELAIDE STUDENTS: University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences students seeking work experience in short-term non-paid or paid casual employment or longer-term cadetships or scholarships. More? Monica Trengove monica.trengove@adelaide.edu.au or 0417 803 386

GLOBAL GRADUATE: Recent graduate (Bachelor of Government, International Relations and International Business and Diploma of Languages) seeks paid traineeship/employment. Specialisations: international relations, Asia-Pacific/Australian globalisation, business logistics, international accounting, international relations theory, international trade and competition and international financial management. More? Kate Harmer. M: 0401881817. E: kateharmer16@hotmail.com

VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with some limited horticultural experience seeking work on industrial hemp farm. Willing to relocate and undertake training. More? Alan Fu 0438 042 682

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