Rural Finance scholarships close soon

Published on May 15, 2014 by Career Harvest

Make sure you don’t miss out on applying for the scholarships offered by Rural Finance. Applications close on 31 May. The scholarships are open to vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate a career commitment to agriculture including farming, consultancy, research, technological and other related services. Click here for more information and to apply.

Important tips for internship applications

Published on May 14, 2014 by Career Harvest

It’s important when applying for internships, through this site or in any other way, to treat the application as if you were applying for a job. You need to include a cover letter and a resume, not just your resume on its own. Also it is critical to tailor your cover letter to the position…. read more


Published on May 12, 2014 by Career Harvest

Career Harvest is a not-for-profit organisation and as such we rely on the generosity of our corporate sponsors to keep this valuable service going. We’d just like to give a little shout out to Kubota who recently renewed their sponsorship and also to welcome Westpac who have just come on board.

New internship opportunity

Published on April 3, 2014 by Career Harvest

We have just added a fantastic new internship opportunity with the Rice Extension Management Committee. The program is a structured and experiential 12 months that provides a way for you to earn while you learn more about the rice industry and includes: six diverse and complementary placements where you will work closely with relevant industry… read more

2015 applications open for Nuffield Scholarships

Published on March 25, 2014 by Career Harvest

Applications for the 2015 Nuffield Scholarships are due to open on Tuesday 1 April. Andrew Johnson, Chairman of Nuffield Australia, said they have been selecting scholars for more than 60 years. “It is the leading program for primary producers in Australia which identifies new leaders in industry and the community. It is also part of a global network… read more

ABIF Scholarship Open

Published on October 7, 2013 by intern


The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) is calling for applications from those interested in pursuing leadership positions in the beef industry to apply for the ANZ-ABIF Rural Leadership Scholarship to attend the 2014 Kellogg Rural Leaders Program at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Lincoln University Agriculture faculty is world renowned for the scope of its… read more

2014 International Year of Family Farming

Published on October 6, 2013 by intern

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. The goal of… read more

Nuffield Scholar’s Lamb Focus

Published on September 24, 2013 by intern

Improving lamb survival and growth rates will be the focus of a study by Victoria’s Tim Gubbins after he was awarded a prestigious Nuffield Scholarship supported by Australian Wool Innovation. Mr Gubbins, a livestock manager on a property at Moyston in Western Victoria, will study the Merino breed with a specific focus on the period… read more

CRDC Funding for 2013/14 Now Open

Published on by intern

Applications are now open with CRDC for Postgraduate Scholarships, Summer and Honours Scholarships and Travel, Conference & Scientific Exchange funding applications. Details about the various types of funding, including the application templates and guidelines, can be found on the CRDC website at the following address:  

Recruiting good people in a competitive environment

Published on September 16, 2013 by intern

Last year, a Senate committee report identified that an agricultural skills shortage could hamper Australia’s ability to keep up with growing global demand for food and fibre. The extent and nature of the shortfall varies from sector to sector. While larger corporatised farms might need more people with management and strategic skills, horticulturalists are more likely… read more

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