GRDC CONFERENCE SUPPORT

GRDC are offering conference support to organisations for the Successful delivery of a conference, workshop, seminar or field day that directly benefits the Australian grains industry [PROC9175524]. For more information, click here. Applications close 30 January 2018.

AICD DIRECTOR TRAINING FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS

Cattle Council of Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia are providing grassfed cattle producers the opportunity to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Director Course. The course is a five-day comprehensive program that covers board governance and directorship and is open to all grassfed cattle producers that have a desire to provide leadership…

REPORT ON WA STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF AG

The Shire of Manjimup through the Southern Forest SEED Program have commissioned a report into high school student’s perceptions of agriculture. The report details the responses of more than 500 Year 9-12 high school students from across WA on their perceptions of agriculture and is an interesting read on ways the ag industry can encourage more…

CHOBANI FOOD INCUBATOR

  Chobani has partnered with Monash University and the Food Innovation Centre (FIC) to launch an incubator program for Australia’s food industry. The 4 month program includes a $10,000 grant to grown your business as well as access to Chobani expert staff and executives. Click here for more information. Applications close 30 November 2017.

MLA OPEN CALL

Meat & Livestock Australia is inviting proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams to address the national RD&A priorities to improve the productivity of sheep or grassfed beef cattle. The terms of reference include breeder productivity, nutrition, new lines of work into the control of sheep blowfly and the evaluation of the costs and benefits…

AG MACHINERY SAFETY PROJECT

The Agriculture and Production Horticulture Industry Reference Committee in a project which covers the use of new technology and safety measures in all farm mobile machinery operations within the agriculture sector, including riding quad bikes, tractors, seeders, two-wheel motorbikes and other specialised equipment. Click here to find out more.

CALL FOR OUTSTANDING RURAL WOMEN

Applications are now open to nominate a special woman in the AgriFutures 2018 Rural Women Awards! This year’s winner, Tanya Dupagne, hails from Kulin and was recognised for her development of Camp Kulin in developing leadership, trust and self-esteem in children in the Wheatbelt. Click here to find out more on applying. Applications close 29…

SHEEP MEAT VALUE CHAIN TRAINING PROGRAM

The Sheep Meat Value Chain Training Program is a comprehensive five day training course for individuals who wish to pursue a career in agrifoods and is to be held in the Great Southern. The program is continuing following the successful inaugural training program that was run in January 2017 and included 25 tertiary trained undergraduates, postgraduates…

SHEEP INDUSTRY BUSINESS INNOVATION PROJECT

The Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) project offers attractive financial and industry support for eligible research in the WA sheep industry supply chain. Honours, Masters and PhDs researchers and supervisors from WA universities are invited to apply for the scholarships, which is part of the department’s and SIBI’s aim to support the sheep industry to capitalise on…

WEST MIDLANDS GROUP NAMED GIWA 2017 GROWER GROUP

Congratulations to the West Midlands Group who were named GIWA 2017 Grower Group of the Year at the Growing Expectations national summit. In presenting the award, Grain Industry Association of WA (GIWA) treasurer Neil Hooper said, “West Midlands Group has played an integral role in the development of new opportunities in the Central Midlands region.”…