Thank you to all of our supportive partners
We are proudly supported by the following industry partners:
As someone who makes their living from the earth, from farming or contracting, you have many roles. You are an agronomist and scientist, innovator and inventor, entrepreneur and financier, technician and engineer, and primarily a caretaker.
In addition, you manage one of the most elaborate and complicated journeys from your farm to the rest of the world around you – or far away. Nobody understands that journey better than Case IH and we want to be your preferred partner. At Case IH, we’re here to support you as you grow food, fibre and fuel for the world.
We bring you innovative products and market leading agricultural solutions and services. We take on challenges for you. We make life easier for you. We provide you with peace of mind.
That’s what we do. We’re Case IH.
For more information visit caseih.com/anz/en-au/home
Bayer is an international life science company offering innovative products that serve the health of humans, plants and animals. With core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture, we take on two of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: The health and the nutrition of the growing population.
Fulfilling the demand for quality, nutritious food for all depends on visionary thinking, courage and creativity. At Bayer, our spirit of innovation and curiosity means we are always looking to develop more advanced solutions to meet these future challenges. On and off the farm, we work closely with our customers, our business and research partners and the wider community to improve the security of our food and fibre supplies and our overall quality of life. This great tradition is also our commitment to the future – entirely in line with our mission: Science For A Better Life.
We have been investing in Australian agriculture for almost 100 years, supplying leading brands backed by expert advice in the areas of seeds and plant biotechnology, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. For every $10 spent on our products, more than $1 goes towards creating even better products for our customers.
For more information visit crop.bayer.com.au
Sunsuper is one of Australia‘s biggest and fastest growing super funds with 1.3 million members, and as at February 2019, $59 billion in funds under management.
As a profit-for-members fund our customers sit at the heart of everything we do. We have no shareholders to pay and profits are returned to members through low administration fees, product innovation and enhanced services.
We also help more than 100,000 businesses across the country manage their employees’ retirement savings through a range of products and services designed to make managing super efficient.
Our purpose is to “inspire and empower Australians to fulfil their retirement dreams”. It’s our reason for being and motivates us to deliver great customer service by helping members grow their super through award-winning products, solid, long-term returns and low administration fees – all of which can lead to the retirement of their dreams. It’s this focus that has cemented our place as Money magazine’s Best Super Fund Manager 2018.
For more information visit sunsuper.com.au.
CQUniversity Australia’s agricultural research program is internationally recognised for its specialist skills in the development of non-invasive, precision management tools, which are bolstering the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the livestock and horticulture sectors.
In mid 2015 CQUniversity established its flagship Institute for Future Farming Systems (IFFS) to drive the delivery of new agricultural innovations, and provide an environment for practical, skills-based training and research-led teaching delivered by industry experts.
CQUniversity’s new Bachelor of Agriculture program is being delivered from the beef capital of Rockhampton and the horticulture hub of Bundaberg, as well as in Emerald in partnership with the Qld Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) and Hamilton, Vic, in partnership with Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST).
For more information visit cqu.edu.au/agriculture
We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.
We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.
The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.
This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.
Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.
For more information visit www.csu.edu.au
Nuffield Australia is a unique program that awards primary producers with a life-changing scholarship to travel overseas and study an agricultural topic of choice. Nuffield has been selecting primary producers for over 60 years and it is the leading program for primary producers in Australia.
Scholars are selected annually, they are committed and passionate about Australian agriculture and primary production, are at the leading edge of technology uptake and the emerging leaders in the industry. Scholars cover a wide range of rural industries in every state of Australia. Nuffield Australia is also part of a unique global network of 1,250 Nuffield Scholars from seven countries and run a number of key events each year, including the annual National Conference in September, which rotates around the country.
For more information visit nuffield.com.au
RuralBiz Training is a specialist training organisation which exists solely for farmers and rural communities. The needs of farmers and rural businesses are at the core of all services we offer. Great quality, good value training for farmers and rural communities, available where farmers need it – at home on the farm.
We offer nationally accredited courses in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Horticulture, Organic Farming, Conservation and Land Management and Education Support and we deliver training in a fully flexible, online format. Our trainers are all experienced farmers, as well as qualified trainers, who understand the practical application of knowledge and the importance of strong business skills to support farm operations.
We’re proud to partner with UNE in offering the first truly integrated agricultural degree. This means that units from the Diploma of Agriculture and the Advanced Diploma of Agriculture are also units in the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management.
For more information visit ruralbiztraining.com.au
Seftons is one of Australia’s most experienced rural and regional marketing communication consultancies.
We provide a full suite of services including strategic communication and marketing, stakeholder engagement, community consultation, media relations, social media, facilitation, leadership and event management.
The company was formed in 1990 under the leadership of 2015 Westpac Women of Influence, Robbie Sefton. Over the past 25 plus years we’ve built a reputation with our clients, the media, and the organisations involved in rural and regional Australia as being trustworthy, consistent and highly professional.
For more information visit seftons.com.au
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company responsible for providing marketing and research services to support a profitable and sustainable red meat industry.
Over 47,000 cattle, sheep, and goat producers are members of MLA to keep abreast of the latest outcomes from industry research, new products, market trends and opportunities for achieving greater profitability within their business.
With growing interest among the broader community about where their food comes from, MLA is calling on young people in the red meat industry to get involved in MLA’s producer advocate program to help educate urban consumers about livestock production and demonstrate the red meat industry’s strong environmental and animal welfare credentials.
For more information visit mla.com.au