Opportunities

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Q&A with Navid Yazdani

After attending the APAL post-harvest seminar in January, Navid Yazdani reached out to APAL in search of horticultral work in Australia. APAL's Alex Wisdom spoke with Navid in a short Q&A. Navid: First of all, I want to thank you for giving me a chance to share my story with apple and pear producers across [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Opportunities|

Harvesting the sun to reduce energy costs

Rachele Group Fruit packing shed's new solar panels. A third generation pear growing family is harvesting the sun to cut its energy use by one-third after installing solar panels across its two cold storage sheds. The Rachele Family has been growing, packing, and transporting pears, nectarines, plums and peaches to supermarkets shelves from [...]

Office space available at Fruit Growers Victoria

Fruit Growers Victoria currently have a furnished office space available for rent at their Mooroopna offices. Floor space approximately 5m x 4m Furniture includes a large desk chair, filing cabinet, and cupboards Use of meeting room available Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities Expansive parking Renal cost includes utilities (electricity, water, aircon/heating) Contact: 5825 3700 or office@fgv.com.au View [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Opportunities|

5 places for Australians to study Agriculture

Tertiary study and further education have always been pathways to more technical roles and a way for new graduates to develop business skills and become more well-rounded professionals. While it may be tempting to rely on “learn by doing” experience, this will not necessarily equip the next generation to deal with a fast-changing world. With [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Education, Opportunities, Scholarships, Training and workshops|

Churchill Fellowships 2019

A Churchill Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented Australian Citizens to travel overseas to investigate inspiring practices they're passionate about to enable the exchange of knowledge, technology, and experience for the benefit of Australian Society. It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Opportunities, Scholarships|

Hort industry seeks your say on new strategic direction

Hort Innovation have called out to industry stakeholders to get involved and provide their input on the direction of the new corporate strategy. Under the leadership of CEO Matt Brand, a national roadshow of consultation workshops will kick off in New South Wales at the end of this month, visiting all states and territories, concluding in April. Matt [...]

Free online Chain of Responsiblity training

A free training unit developed by AgSafe to provide an overview of the significantly-expanded new Chain of Responsibility  provisions in relation to heavy vehicle operation is now available online. The changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) that came into effect on 1 October 2018 align Chain of Responsibility more closely with work health and [...]

Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program

  The Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program is offering rural and regional Victorian women involved in agriculture or the agriculture supply chain the opportunity to apply for funded places on established leadership and mentoring courses over the next three years (2019-2021). These programs are the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program, the Williamson Community [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Recruiting corporate riders to fight hunger

L-R: Chris Scott, Commercial Partnerships Manager Foodbank; Baden Cooke, Hunger Ride Ambassador; and Ray Montague, Managing Director Montague. The Jazz™ Apple team is looking for two to three apple or pear professionals with a love of cycling to join their team for The Hunger Ride, a 1-day corporate cycling challenge through 172kms of Victoria’s [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Opportunities|

Hort Innovation apple and pear industry internships

Hort Innovation's Graduate Engagement Program is a scholarship for final-year university students granted with the intention of drawing promising graduates to the industry who might not have otherwise considered a future in horticulture. Following a 10-12 week internship, successful applicants will then be offered a graduate year following the completion of their degree. Two of [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Opportunities, Scholarships|