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  • CSIRO citizen science initiative
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  • PLUS: More funding opportunities … nationally and state-by-state

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NATIONAL NEWS
GRANTS FOR LAND MANAGEMENT
Smart Farms Small Grants offer between $5K and $100K to support on-ground projects that increase the knowledge and capacity of farmers and fishers and facilitate the adoption of tools, technologies and improved land management practices. Deadline 2pm December 7. More? https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants

$134m SMART FARM FUNDING ON OFFER
The Federal Government is allocating $134m in funding soon through the Smart Farms Program to support Landcare-type projects. More? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40WvzI1w780&feature=youtu.beMLA SPONSORSHIP OPEN

Farmers planning producer events in the first half of 2018 are invited to apply for MLA sponsorship for up to $10K and in-kind sponsorships. Priority is given to events related to livestock production building awareness of R&D and adoption of new tools, technologies and practices. Deadline 24 November. More? https://www.mla.com.au/news-and-events/events-and-workshops/request-mla-sponsorship/

FONTERRA FUNDING ON OFFER 
Fonterra is  offering Grass Roots Funding, ranging from $500 to $5000, for groups operating near any of Fonterra Australia’s milk collection or manufacturing sites. Deadline  December 15. More? www.fonterra.com.au

THINKING OF DIVERSIFYING?

Ever considered bush food? One of our funded projects is a national roadshow run by Australian Native Food & Botanicals (ANFAB) , representing 200 growers/harvesters. The next national roadshow will be held in Adelaide on November 20, at Carclew House, North Adelaid. The day starts with a native food breakfast at 8.30am. This FREE forum features the launch of new research into native food trends. Register by November 15. More?  https://www.facebook.com/ANFABau/

GRDC BIOTIC RESEARCH SOUGHT
GRDC invites tenders for the SMART Surveillance for Pests, Diseases and Weeds project, scoping the feasibility of integrating the skills of agronomists or the records they or growers keep for a more detailed picture of the current distributions and abundance of biotic threats. Tenders must be single legal entities or recognised firm of partners. The review and report are due by April 2018. Deadline 27 November. More? https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement/smart-surveillance-for-pests,-diseases-and-weeds

FISHERIES RESEARCH IDEAS CALL DUE

The FRDC is due to call for research applications this month. Deadline February 2018. More? http://frdc.com.au/Research/Call-for-applications

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS ROUND
The National Geographic Society invites applications to support research, conservation, education, storytelling and technology. Grants are worth up to US$30K each. However, requests may be accepted up to US$50K. Applications outside the US are encouraged. Deadline 3 January 2018. More? https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/what-we-fund

HORT TENDER CALLS
Current requests for proposals from Hort Innovation are:

  • National strawberry varietal improvement program (2017-2022) – closing 5pm, November 10, 2017
  • Development of new nutrient-dense, value-added fruit and vegetable products – closing 5pm, November 13, 2017
  • Design and development of the Australian honey bee genetic improvement program – closing 5pm, November 16, 2017
  • National tree genomics program in horticulture – closing 5pm, November 16, 2017
  • Document discovery portal  – closing 5pm, November 17, 2017
  • Australian sweetpotatoes – social media and public relations – closing 5pm, November 27, 2017
  • Australian sweetpotatoes – events and in-store demonstrations – closing 5pm, November 27, 2017
  • Maximising the biosecurity of the Australian citrus industry budwood facility – closing 5pm, November 28, 2017
  • Remote plant performance in urban green space environments – closing 5pm, January 15, 2018
  • Understanding the energy savings impacts of tree canopy and other green infrastructure – closing 5pm, January 15, 2018
  • Collaborative market development program – closing 5pm, April 7, 2019

More? www.tenders.net.

GRDC STUDY FELLOWSHIP
GRDC post-doctoral fellowship extending over two-three years. Deadline 15 January 2018. More? https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement/grdc00432

PHILANTHROPY GRANTS

Applications are invited for the 2018 Impact Philanthropy grants ranging from $10K to $200K per application. Deadline 8 December. More? https://www.perpetual.com.au/advice-and-trustee-services/impact-philanthropy/impact-funding

FOOD, WATER, WASTE SYSTEMS PROJECTS SOUGHT
The National Geographic Society invites proposals for sustainable cities projects that test innovative approaches to issues surrounding the production or consumption of energy, food, infrastructure, including transportation or green space and fresh water in and around cities. Projects may be focused around conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology, but all applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of their work, such as how many people are affected by the problem, and how quickly and easily solutions can be adopted or scaled up. Applicants may be based anywhere in the world. Awards are worth between US$10K and US$150K to be used over one or two years, of which up to 20% of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant or team members. Up to 15% of the award can be used for institutional overhead, but only for awards of at least US$50K. Deadline 3 January 2018. More? https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/what-we-fund/rfp/sustainable-cities

POTTER FOUNDATION FUNDING
Applications for the community wellbeing, education, environment/conservation and science rounds of funding from the Ian Potter Foundation open 26 March 2018 and close 20 April. More? http://www.ianpotter.org.au/how-to-apply-for-a-grant

$10K PLUS FOR FOOD START-UPS
Food starts-ups are sought for the Australian Chobani Food Incubator program, combining with Monash University’s Food Innovation Centre. For incubator use February to April 2018, online and on-site and other benefits, including a $10K grant to help grow your business. Deadline: 30 November. More? https://www.chobanifoodincubator.com/australia/

CSIRO CITIZEN SCIENCE SURVEY

CSIRO is seeking stories and anecdotes on ecological changes over the past decade or more. Farmers, natural resource managers, ecologists and naturalists are being asked to select an area (e.g. your farm, a reserve, bushland) that you have known for at least the last 10 years. The survey will take about 30-40 minutes. Click here. More? https://research.csiro.au/biodiversity-knowledge/projects/recent-history-climate-driven-ecological-change-australia/reca-survey/?utm_source=ECOS-2017-10&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=ECOS

HORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Current and emerging women leaders in the horticulture industry are sought for a leadership development scholarship opportunity valued at up to $5470. Funded by Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), the grants cover up to 60% of the cost of WLA’s 18-week Accelerated Leadership Performance Program and seven-month Executive Ready program. More? See  WLA website.

AGRI-TRAINERS SOUGHT
The Nestle ‘Henri’ project is seeking companies to help deliver a global program encouraging young people to become connected with agricultural careers. More? https://henri.nestle.com/live-projects/nurturing-next-generation-farmersPOTTER FOUNDATION FUNDS OPEN SOON
Expressions of interest for funding from the Ian Potter Foundation opened on November 3. This round will consider applications for international learning and development, conferences and travel. More?  http://www.ianpotter.org.au/funding-rounds/

FOOD-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

AGVET CHEMICALS FUNDS ON OFFER
Primary producers seeking access to a wider range of ag and vet chemicals are asked to contact their industry RDC to apply under the Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agvet Chemicals Program. The grants program helps industry gain or maintain access to the identified priority uses of agvet chemicals. The 15 Australian incorporated Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) are eligible to apply for funding totalling $1.78m. Deadline 2pm, 15 December. More? Contact your RDC:  Australian Egg Corporation, Australian Grape and Wine Authority, Australian Livestock Export Corporation, Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Australian Pork , Australian Wool Innovation, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Dairy Australia, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Forest and Wood Products Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation, Horticulture Innovation Australia, Meat and Livestock Australia, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and Sugar Research Australia.

AGRI-DOERS SOUGHT FOR FIAL BOOK
Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) is seeking 50 innovative food/agribusiness companies for a new book. More? https://fial.com.au/celebrating-innovations-book

NORTHERN SOILS CONTRACT 
The GRDC seeks five-year contracts as part of the project ‘Economics of ameliorating hostile sub-soils in the northern region’, to start 10 March 2018 and to provide growers with the knowledge (technical and economic) and tools to identify and manage soil constraints to achieve improved farm profitability. The projects are:
Project A: Spatial soil constraint diagnoses in the northern region
Project B: Soil constraint management and amelioration strategies for the northern region
Project C: Economics of adoption in northern region
Project D: Program co-ordination – communication, extension and evaluation
Given the complex nature of this investment and the wide range of skills required it is likely that this will require a collaborative approach that may include a number of public and private partnerships. More? https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement

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. RURAL WOMEN AWARD OPEN
Applications for 2018 #AgriFuturesAU Rural Women’s Award are open #rwa2017 More? http://www.agrifutures.com.au/people-leadership/rural-womens-award/

WOOD SKILLS RECOGNISED

The Australian Wood Review student awards offer a total of more than $5500 worth of tools and machinery to Year 11 and 12 secondary school students in categories such as best use of native timbers, best design and best hand skills. Deadline December 14. More? http://www.woodreview.com.au/student-awards

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

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/

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.

WOMEN LEADERSHIP GRANTS
Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative offering female ag-leaders grants of between $3K and $8K to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. Deadline December 15. More? https://www.wla.edu.au/farmingagriculture.html

HORT PROJECT TENDERS
Hort Innovation is seeking delivery partners for the following projects for Australian horticulture.

  • Coordinated export development program – closing 2pm, April 30, 2018
  • Collaborative market development program – closing 5pm, April 7, 2019

More? http://horticulture.com.au/delivery-partners/#opportunities

SUGAR RESEARCH IDEAS SOUGHT
Sugar Research Australia is seeking new and innovative research ideas and is inviting applications for potential new research projects to begin from July 1, 2018. More? https://sugarresearch.com.au/

$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/

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. 

NEW LISTINGS MAKE AG-SEARCH EASIER
Need an ag-expert … but don’t know where to start? Farming groups using the Farming Together expert support service now have an easier way to find choose their consultants. The 180 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://farmingtogether.com.au/about-the-program/consultants-by-service/ Want to use the Farming Together free expert support service? Register at www.farmingtogether.com.au

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

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

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

TRIAL TACKLES PICKER GAP
Hort growers are asked to participate in the Australian Government’s two-year Seasonal Work Incentives Trial, encouraging seasonal workers to earn more income without affecting their income support payment. More? Information for growers and a fact sheet.

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

$35m FOR IRRIGATION UPGRADES

Irrigators in the Murray Darling Basin can apply for funding through the Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency Program for irrigation infrastructure upgrades and other on-farm water efficiency activities. Funding will be up to 1.75 times the advertised water value.  Up to $35m is available. A pilot has been launched for SA, with a total funding pool of $15m. Project proposals can be submitted any time until 13 September 2019. More? http://www.agriculture.gov.au/water/mdb/programmes/basin-wide/coffie/sa-pilot-coffie

LION PARTNERSHIPS OFFERED
A 12-week accelerator program, Lion Unleashed, is an initiative partnering startups and entrepreneurs with food/beverage giant Lion, exchanging equity for up to $50K and mentoring. More? https://www.lionco.com/media-centre/lion-launches-start-up

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

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

$1.65m FOR EXPORT AID
Looking for financial assistance for an export project? The Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) project has $1.65m to allocate in 2017/18. And it drops to $55K in 2018/19. More?  http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/atmac#available-funding

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 46SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS
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? Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience 

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

$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

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

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

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 Facilitation, Business Growth Services, and Business Growth Grants. Ongoing.  More? Visit the website

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.

EXPORT GRANTS AVAILABLE
Australian Government grants are available to promote cooperation in accessing international markets. Applications may be submitted for projects valued from $55,000 to $1.65m (GST inclusive). There are no set funding rounds and applications for program funding can be submitted at any time until 31 December 2018 or until all funds have been allocated. More? Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation grant.

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

COLLABORATIVE MARKET PROGRAM FOR HORT
Expressions of interest are sought for Hort Innovation’s Australia Fresh Collaborative Market Development Program. Firms are sought to partner with Hort Innovation to deliver a multi country, multi industry coordinated export development program involving tradeshows, an in-bound education/buyer trade mission and one out-bound market visit  as well as trade communication development. Deadline 2pm (Sydney time), April 26, 2018. More? Hort Innovation has prepared an Expression of Interest (EOI) document which is available from www.tenders.net

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/

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
TASMANIA

SMALL DAIRY PROJECTS GRANT
DairyTas provides funds for small projects for up to $10K. Ongoing. More? Click here.
UTAS SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER
Applications for the University of Tasmania’s scholarships program for Semester 1 2018 are now open, including: eight scholarships for students commencing an undergraduate degree in agriculture or agricultural science; five scholarships for second- and third-year students; three scholarships for Honours students; and one scholarship for postgraduate students. More?  the University of Tasmania website.

POMS RECOVERY CONCESSIONAL LOANS
The $5m Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) Recovery Concessional Loan Scheme provides low-interest loans from $30K to $250K to oyster growers, nurseries and hatcheries that have been affected by POMS. Deadline 1 May 2018. More? http://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/home/grants_and_funding/loans/POMS_Recovery_Concessional_Loan_Scheme

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

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
COMMERCIALISATION FUNDING ON OFFER
The new SA Early Commercialisation Fund offers up to $500K to commercialise new products and services. 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 opens in July 2017. The 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. Not yet accepting applications. 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
SHEEP INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

WA’s Sheep Industry Business Innovation scholarship program offers up to $38,000 annually towards two PhD students, $10,000 each towards two Masters and $5000 towards a minimum of six Honours students across all disciplines at WA universities for work into areas identified as relevant to the WA sheep industry supply chain Deadline March 2018. More? https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-research-development/western-australian-sheep-industry-university-scholarship-program

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
$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/

POP-UP GRANTS FOR RIVERINA
Riverina Regional Pop-up Grants Program to support Landcare and community groups offer between $2K and $10K (GST exclusive) to a total of $25,000, on a competitive basis. Applications accepted until 30 April 2018. More?  http://mli.org.au/node/3603

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

NSW RURAL SCHOLARSHIP
RASF Rural Scholarships offer $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 commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW. More? http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/ras-rural-scholarships/

QUEENSLAND
GAMBLING COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUNDS
Queensland community projects are sought for the next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Deadline 30 November. More? www.justice.qld.gov.au

SHOW SOCIETIES GRANT
Funding totalling $2m is offered to Queensland show societies for upgrading infrastructure and associated costs with running annual agricultural shows. The current funding allocation open to 30 June 2018. More? lgfundingunit@dilgp.qld.gov.au

UCQ SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER
A range of scholarships are available for students for the 2018 academic year. More? https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/scholarships

DEBBIE AID EXTENDED
Primary producers and small businesses impacted by Cyclone Debbie now have until 12 January 2018 to apply for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Category C Recovery Grants of up to $25,000. More? See the QRIDA website 

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

$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

BEEF BYGONES SOUGHT
Beef Australia 2018 will mark 30 years by displaying memorabilia and is seeking items of interest such as photos, newspaper clippings, medals, videos or merchandise. More? Sarah Mitchell-Anyon sarah@beefaustralia.com.au

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

$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.

DROUGHT WATER FEE WAIVER
Annual water licence fees until 30 June 2018 will be waived for Queensland producers in drought-declared areas from the date of drought declaration. More? Click here.

$25K STARTUP FUND
Up to $25K matching funding is available per activity to build capability in Queensland startups. Activities must be conducted on a not-for-profit basis and must be completed by 15 December 2017. More? Click here.

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.

VICTORIA 
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

NZ STUDY TOUR ON OFFER
Young Victorian dairy representatives are sought for the fully-funded 2018 NZ study tour for eight days in February, organised by UDV and funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. More? http://bit.ly/2fKqwzg

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

HORT GRANTS UP TO $50K
Up to $50K is offered for applied R&D projects that contribute to a more productive and profitable horticulture sector.  Ongoing but closes when funds are allocated. More? http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture/horticulture-innovation-fund

UP TO $50K IN GAS GRANTS
Sustainability Victoria will soon be releasing gas efficiency grants. These grants will offer matched funding of up to $50K. More? CLICK HERE

UP TO $300K FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IDEAS
Regional areas will be the focus of $3.8m in competitive grants for innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation projects across Victoria. Successful projects will receive $50K-$300K. Collaborative projects will be favoured. Deadline November 2017. More? 03 5226 4817 sarah.price@delwp.vic.gov.au

$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

FREE AG START-UP SPACE IN MELBOURNE
SproutX, a joint ­initiative between finance outfit Findex and the National Farmers Federation, has just completed its first pre-accelerator intake with 100 national start-up finalists. The Melbourne-based hub, led by Tasmanian Sam ­Trethewey, will offer a free space for eligible start-ups. More?  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/sproutx-opens-first-coworking-space-for-agriculture-startups/news-story/94de94d2104797d160a5accd8af9c65a

$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

FOOD SOURCE GRANTS
Food Source grants are a $20m initiative aimed at supporting Victorian agri-food businesses to work together and with value chain partners to grow exports and create new jobs. Deadline 30 June 2019. More? food.source@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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

FREE CLASSIFIEDS
Send short (max 50 words) items to boost collaborations, employment or farmgate profitability. NO photos, flyers, commercial events/field days or retail products/services. We reserve the right to edit or refuse items. Send to susan.webster@scu.edu.au

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

LEASEHOLD: 5ha certified organic pome/stonefruit orchard – approx. 6000 trees – with up to 20ML water, packing shed, cool-room, equipment, business systems, markets and mentoring in central Victoria within collaborative farming arrangement. Would suit someone (or couple) with orchard/substantial farming background and organics experience. Three-year lease with potential to extend. https:www.growgreatfruit.com/expression-of-interest

LEASEHOLD:  150 acre grazing property for lease (1-2 year term) in Lardner area, West Gippsland, Victoria. Electric fencing throughout, subdivided into 16 paddocks with laneways, reticulated water to troughs in all paddocks, yards, loading race, crush under cover. More? 0419311405

FOR SALE: Successful boat hire/holiday letting business with gift shop in upmarket Victorian fishing village. Good summer bookings. Ideal for 1.5 staff. Owner retiring. More? 0405 265 033

FREE GUIDE: Looking to diversify? Have you thought about cut flowers and foliage growing? Visit www.flowersqueensland.asn.au for information or contact Executive Officer Shane Holborn (shane@flowersqueensland.asn.au or 07 3821 3350) for a free digital copy of the Guide for New Growers.

BIG DATA: A short course of only five weeks online with two intensive days at UNE Parramatta is offered in Communicating Big Data – covers most aspects of big data with an emphasis on the farming and ag sector (including opportunities for collaboration and mutuals) More? https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/unebs/short-courses

EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE: 

Project officer, full-time for Meat & Livestock Australia Limited in Brisbane or North Sydney to help set-up, manage and coordinate projects, and help in development and implementation of communication materials. You will have relevant tertiary degree (or equivalent) preferably in science, applied science, food science, agricultural science or veterinary science. Deadline 19 November. More? www.mla.com.au/careers

Manager Grower Relations for GRDC in WA with minimum five years knowledge and related industry experience in seeds, fertiliser or crop protection in a commercial, technical extension or marketing role plus a degree in Business, Agricultural Science or equivalent. More? Nigel Crawley 1300 380 701.

Farm assistant full-time to perform integral farming activities for the NSW DPI Agriculture branch at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute including general crop, pasture, animal and horticultural activities. You will also have some experience in livestock handling, a knowledge of machinery operation and experience in general farm maintenance. You will also have a current driver’s licence, a Chemical Users Certificate AQF 3 (or the ability to obtain) and a current forklift licence (or the ability to obtain). Salary $49,752 to $54,827. Deadline 28 November. More? Click here.

Gardener with mechanical skills for Tiwi College garden (https://tiwigarden.com) at Pickertaramoor on Melville Island to manage the garden, chickens and ducks and work with/teach students, running the school’s work-scholarship and work experience programs. You will have horticulture and irrigation experience, maintenance skills and able to operate machinery. Fully paid accommodation, phone, internet and utilities; subsidised flights and relocation assistance. More? Jason Ryan jason.ryan@ntschools.net

Senior Livestock Project Officer for VFF to develop and facilitate educational events for livestock producers, preparing and distributing related information and maintaining a point of contact. You will have experience communicating effectively with farmers and tertiary qualifications in agriculture, veterinary science or another relevant field. Salary $60K-80K plus super. Deadline 5pm Monday 27 November. More? www.vff.org.au/careers/

Business partner (Sustainable Agriculture and NRM), full-time, 18 month temporary employment opportunity, location negotiable across NSW to partner with stakeholders within Local Land Services, government and industry stakeholders and peak bodies, such as NSW Farmers. The role leads a team to provide advice and support to develop and deliver innovative programs, projects, plans and policies. Deadline 27 November. More? Shenal Basnayake, 0435 626 391.

Project Support Officer to assist the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management’s Healthy Environments, to work with community members to implement biodiversity conservation projects. Position would suit a recent graduate or a Wheatbelt resident with an active interest in the natural environment of the Wheatbelt. Based in Northam. Salary $58,658 for fixed term contract to 30 June 2018, hours are negotiable. Deadline 5pm, 27 November. More? rhegglun@wheatbeltnrm.org.au

Manager, grower relations for GRDC in Perth to build durable relationships with innovators and levy payers, consultants and industry. You will have a minimum five years’ sound knowledge and related industry experience in seeds, fertiliser or crop protection in a commercial, technical or marketing role and a degree in Business, Agricultural Science or equivalent. More? Nigel Crawley 1300 380 701

NRM Officer full-time for Devonport City Council to promote, coordinate and facilitate a range of priorities in Devonport and Burnie. Deadline 24 November. More? Jacci McDougall, 036424 0511

Program Leader, Licensing, Stakeholder & Education in Orange, (location negotiable) for Game Licensing Unit under the Fisheries Branch of the NSW DPI. Starting salary $121,000pa. Responsible for administering game hunting licensing services, NSW Public Land Hunting Program and NSW Native Game Bird Management Program, implementing and conducting compliance activities and enforcement, hunter education and training programs and administration of research. Deadline Sunday 26 November.  More? click here

Technician – Agronomy for three-year fixed-term contract with Sugar Research Australia in Tully, Q assisting with the calibration of fertiliser application equipment and application of fertiliser treatments, managing experimental data, including accurate data input and storage. Sugarcane industry experience desirable but other crop experience considered. You will need a degree or diploma in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture or biological science. Unqualified candidates with on-farm research or farm management experience considered. More? https://sugarresearch.com.au/sra-information/current-vacancies/

Manager Agronomy, Soils & Farming Systems for GRDC Northern Region based in Toowoomba, responsible for ensuring effective, efficient and compliant contract management with a minimum five years’ related industry experience and a degree in Business, Agricultural Science or equivalent. More? www.rimfireresources.com.au/grdc

Conservation & Land Management Trainee, two full-time positions to complete a Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management over 12 months. Salary up to $653/week. Deadline 15 December. More? www.mackay.qld.gov.au/careers

Planning Manager for VicForests based in Orbost, East Gippsland to lead and inspire staff and support Regional Manager in stakeholder engagement and business development. Flexible working conditions. Deadline Friday 1 December. More? www.vicforests.com.au

Agronomist (Cropping Systems) with NSW DPI at Condobolin. Salary range $61,658 to $118,419 plus super to conduct agronomic research in grain crop production. You will have strong stakeholder relationship skills and a degree in Agricultural Science or equivalent and a current driver’s licence. Deadline 27 November. More? click here

Industry Recovery and Resilience Officer for Growcom for three days/week in Bowen to assist production horticulture growers in regions impacted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. You will have effective communication and relationship building skills with the horticulture community. Contract to 30 September 2018, starting ASAP. Salary $60,000 – $65,000 (pro-rata 60%) plus superannuation. Deadline 20 November. More? lknudsen@growcom.com.au

Ranger for Qld Dept of National Parks, Sport and Racing at Roma/Charleville with strong NRM skills and knowledge. Permanent full time to lead flora and fauna surveys, monitor projects, assess permit applications, update internal databases and report writing. This position requires relatively regular travel to remote and isolated areas. Salary $63,018 to $69,332 plus super and allowances. Deadline 23 November. More? www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au Reference: QLD/259410/17. 

Biosecurity Support Officer for two-year full-time role based in Hay – opportunity for extension –  to help deliver biosecurity programs in animal health, welfare and invasive species. Starting salary $60,658 plus super. Deadline November 23. More? click here

Environmental Projects Implementation Officer for City of Greater Geelong with tertiary qualifications and demonstrated experience in developing process improvements. Deadline 5pm 24 November. More? jspittle@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Gardener/Landscaper for Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative maintaining a number of properties in Brisbane’s north, with extensive experience and be welcoming of colleagues with a disability. Part-time (three days) with possibility of full-time. Deadline 24 November. More? www.ncec.com.au

Wildlife ecologist full-time, based initially in Narrabri for Mallee Cliffs National Park in south-west NSW and in the Pilliga forest in north-central NSW for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy to measure the ecological health of each site and design/implement research, working with NSW government agencies, local communities and the broader scientific community. Deadline 8 December. More? employment@australianwildlife.org

General Manager Threatened Species Conservation – Zoos Victoria. Ongoing full-time position. Salary $113,488 to $154,098 plus super to lead the development of Threatened Species Recovery, including international conservation partnerships and research portfolio with proven decision making skills based on scientific principles.Deadline 23rd November 5pm. More? hrhelpdesk@zoo.org.au

Co-ordinator Landcare for contract/temp position to increase the capacity of existing Landcare groups in the Tamworth region. More? http://www.trla.org.au/

Research assistant for the Centre for Crop and Disease Management at Curtin University, Bentley WA. Fixed term, full time until June 2019. Salary $67,886 – $74,404 to provide technical support with degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training. Deadline 5 pm, Monday 20 November. More? jobs.curtin.edu.au

Senior Maritime Heritage Officer to support the identification, protection, management, conservation and interpretation of SA’s maritime and underwater cultural heritage. More? www.jobs.sa.gov.au number 2017-24864.

Senior Land Services Officer until June 2018 (possible extension) based in Dubbo, Gilgandra and Orange to assist land owners with native vegetation management options with a degree in agricultural, environmental, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management and/or equivalent level of industry knowledge and experience. Deadline 22 November. More? http://www.psc.nsw.gov.au/ArticleDocuments/780/GSEActFactsheet–CapabilityBasedAssessments.pdf.aspx

Agricultural Adviser – sheep management for the government of the Falkland Islands. Two-year contract, equiv. ann. salary AU$74k – $105k + flights + relocation grant. You will have a degree in Agricultural/ Veterinary Science or equivalent. More? Al Kellaway 02 9223 9944 

Director Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Biosecurity & Food Safety for NSW Department of Primary Industries. Package starts at $230k incl. super. The role is responsible for overseeing the facility, driving innovation and optimising partnerships to maximise the NSW Government’s return on investment in biosecurity research and diagnostic functions. You are a results-driven executive seeking a challenging role where you will be responsible for a large team of highly qualified scientists. Your experience will encompass a strong track record in delivering large and complex biosecurity R&D programs, and your knowledge, understanding and passion in the management of animal and/or plant systems Deadline 26 November 2017. More? click here to view the role description.

Coordinator – Production Horticulture (Paddock to Plate) sought by Federation Training in Gippsland, V, to coordinate the implementation of AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture and AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture. More? Chris Partington 5127 0170 or c.partington@federationtraining.edu.au

Gap year opportunity for students finishing their year 12 exams to join a cotton industry-backed program linking them to opportunities on Australian cotton farms. Participants will be supported with training. More? MORE INFORMATION

Unpaid media/photography internships for the 2018 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW for covering/photographing Sydney Royal and Sydney Royal Easter Show competitions. You will need to be available on 21 and 22 March (half days) and 23 March to 3 April. Each intern will have two rostered days off during this 12-day period. This internship is only available for final year students. Deadline Friday 19 January 2018. More? rwhite@rasnsw.com.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

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

WORKER AVAILABLE: Giovanni Milesi, 22 years old, seeking agricultural work from early December for about six months. Holds diplomas in agriculture, farm management and is now studying English in Australia. Background: family sheep farm in France, experience in dairying, organic silvicullture and vineyards. More? jmpoirier@wanadoo.fr

ABOUT US
The $14.9m Farming Together program is a nation-wide campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power. Australian Government funding is helping agricultural groups value-add, secure premium pricing, scale-up production, attract capital investment, earn new markets or secure lower input costs. All farmers who register receive one-on-one expert advice to discuss their opportunities and appetite to create a successful collaborative group. This could be either as a structured co-operative, as a collective bargaining entity or as a less-formal collaborative group.
Farming Together is delivered by Southern Cross University on behalf of the Australian Government. It comprises a highly experienced senior team drawn from a wide range of commodity groups from across Australia and is backed by an industry advisory group representing experts from WA, NT, Queensland, Victoria, SA and NSW.

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