Thank you to all of our supportive partners
We are proudly supported by the following industry partners:
For nearly 200 years, Westpac Agribusiness has shared a long and rich history and association with rural, remote and regional communities of Australia. Westpac Agribusiness is committed to sharing the journey with the industry and ensuring they are strongly supported and positioned for growth both now and into the future.
Our experienced Westpac Agribusiness teams live and work in your community and share your vision to see your business grow. We place an emphasis on relationships and know that in Agribusiness, these relationships are an important part of our customer’s business.
For more information visit westpac.com.au
We believe it’s an Aussie dog’s right to enjoy the natural flavours of NATURE’S TABLE™ food – free from artificial colours, flavours & preservatives. We only use Australian meat and high quality farm vegetables. That’s because we believe the best things happen when we work with nature and the land around us, striving to support sustainable farming practices, right for today and tomorrow. We’re committed to helping create a strong and prosperous future for Australian agriculture.
For more information visit premiumnatural.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
AustSafe Super is the industry super fund for rural and regional Australia. Since 1988, we’ve been committed to looking after our members’ super throughout their working lives and into retirement.
We’re run only to benefit members, which means low fees, no commissions paid to financial planners and a history of strong long-term performance.
We also have a team of Regional Managers on hand to help employers understand super and meet their obligations. They live and work in rural and regional Australia and they understand the needs of employers.
For more information visit austsafe.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
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
FMC are an innovative crop protection company, providing agricultural solutions to Australian farmers.
FMC understands agriculture, with a 120 year plus history in the business, providing some of the world’s most pre-eminent companies and their customers with a range of agricultural chemical products.
Globally, FMC Corporation is one of the world’s foremost diversified chemical companies with leading positions in agricultural, industrial and consumer markets.
In Australia, our agricultural solutions team is committed to driving innovation enabling growers to increase quality and yield from every hectare. FMC look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with our distribution partners; and farmers, to assist in solving their problems, by utilising their impressive pipeline of novel and proprietary products and leading formulation technologies.
For more information visit fmcaustralia.com.au
Cargill established a presence in Australia in 1967 and has continued to grow and invest in the Australian agriculture and food industries since. The main business operations include: grain and oil-seed origination, storage and handling; oil-seed and malt barley processing; vegetable oil refining; trading and marketing of grains, cotton & oil-seed products domestically and for export; procuring food ingredients in to Southeast Asia; sales of Cargill cocoa & chocolate products to the domestic market; and joint ventures in beef and S&H.
For more information visit cargill.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
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
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
CropLife Australia is the peak industry organisation representing the agricultural chemical and biotechnology (plant science) sector in Australia. CropLife represents the innovators, developers, manufacturers, formulators and registrants of crop protection and agricultural biotechnology products. The plant science industry provides products to protect crops against pests, weeds and diseases, as well as developing crop biotechnologies that are key to the nation’s agricultural productivity, sustainability and food security. CropLife Australia member companies contribute over $13 million a year to stewardship activities, which ensure their products are sustainably managed for the benefit of users, consumers and the environment.
For more information visit croplife.org.au