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Queensland Rural Economic Development Grants Program

The Queensland Government has announced a new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program open to projects the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner has called 'shovel-ready'. “A slice of the $10 million will be awarded to successful projects across regional Queensland that add value to agricultural products, help to develop new markets, or [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

Federal Export Grants for Small to Medium Businesses

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity will support SME Export Hubs in the development of local, regional, and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the identified areas of competitive strength. The grants range from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate Small and Medium Enterprises export hubs in the six Growth [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

Drip and microjet irrigation users workshops

Agriculture Victoria is hosting two free half-day workshops for drip and microjet irrigation users, which will be presented by Jeremy Giddings (Agriculture Victoria) and Peter Henry (Netafim Australia). The workshops will be held in Rutherglen on Wednesday 24 Oct and Tatura on Thursday 25 Oct. Topics: Understanding designs and specification sheets System monitoring: measuring pressures and discharge [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Queensland Small Business Digital Grants Program

The Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption. Available funding Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

Apple and Pear Industry Training program

4UpSkilling has designed, with industry consultation, a horticulture training program designed for staff working in the Apple and Pear industry. It is due to start on the 18 September 2018 and will run through 2019. In recent years, the Victorian apple and pear industry has undergone significant changes, creating a need to develop and enhance the technical [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Applications open for 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Applications are now open for the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award, an award all about acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries, and communities. The Rural Women’s Award has seen nearly 300 women from rural communities and industries share their challenges and solutions to many problems faced in [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Opportunities|

ACCC Public consultation: Collective bargaining

The ACCC is seeking grower's views on a potential ‘class exemption’ to provide small businesses, agribusinesses, and franchisees with legal protection to collectively bargain with customers or suppliers, without having to apply to the ACCC. This is a valuable opportunity for growers to shape the apple and pear industry for a collective benefit. Collective bargaining allows [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Opportunities|

National AgTech Open Pitch Competition

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) and SproutX are celebrating innovation in food and agriculture by launching the National Agtech Challenge Pitchfest during the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show. Aimed at inspiring people to share and learn about new ideas that could one day make a difference to agriculture, AgTech on Show is a chance to connect with [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Opportunities|

APFIP is seeking an Operations Manager

Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program Ltd. (APFIP) is seeking a full time Operations Manager. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in a horticultural field (preferably apples & pears), people management, have excellent written and verbal skills, and have a high degree of proficiency in using computers and associated software packages. The successful [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|APFIP, Opportunities|

Sustainability Victoria grants and events

Sustainability Victoria is an organisation designed to facilitate and promote environmental sustainability in the use of resources. Over August and September they will be offering grants and hosting events. Their business grants close on Friday 28th September 2018. Find out more. This includes Gas Efficiency Grants offering up to $50,000,  closing 28th September 2018, or earlier if funding is fully allocated. Apply [...]