Promoting professional career pathways
in the food fibre industry
Primary Industries Education Foundation
The Primary Industries Education Foundation is a tripartite not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, formed through the collaboration of the Australian Government, primary industries organisations and the education sector.
Primary Industries Education Foundation's vision is to be the preferred provider on credible, relevant and factual information on all matters relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry for Australia's teachers, students and the community.
The Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture
The ACDA was formed to provide a point of contact for University agriculture in Australia. The Council provides a forum for discussion amongst our Members, enables us to work together on projects where our common interest is served and provides a unified voice to government and other stakeholders.
Meat and Livestock Australia
Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) delivers marketing and research and development services for Australia's cattle, sheep and goat producers.
MLA creates opportunities for livestock supply chains from their combined investments to build demand and productivity.
Most of MLA's funding comes from transaction levies placed on the sale of livestock, with the Australian Government providing matched funding for levy investment in most R&D.
MLA provides services, tools and information that create tangible benefits for livestock producers that flow back to the farm gate.
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822.
In its role as an exponent for excellence in agriculture, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW organises events, and competitions, acts as a guardian for the state's agricultural heritage, celebrates Australia's achievements in agriculture and works to promote the viability of rural communities by ensuring that Australia remains a thriving and innovative agricultural producer.
Australian Pork Ltd (APL)
APL is a unique rural industry service body for the Australian pork industry. It is a producer-owned company delivering integrated services that enhance the viability of Australia’s pig producers. The organisation aims to enhance opportunities for the sustainable growth of the Australian pork industry by delivering integrated marketing, innovation and policy services along the pork industry supply chain. APL pursues opportunities for the industry at both the domestic and international level.
Cotton Australia is the peak representative body for the Australian cotton growing industry, led by a Board of 10 cotton growers and ginners. Established in 1972 (as the Australian Cotton Foundation) Cotton Australia merged with the Australian Cotton Growers Research Association in 2008 to provide a united voice for cotton growers across research, stewardship, natural resource management and cotton production issues.
Forest Wood Products Australia
Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.
We are committed to helping the forest and forest products industry to be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive against substitute products.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Australian Department of Agriculture's role is to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable.
AgriFutures Australia is a new beginning for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). We are an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and represent the interests and aspirations of farmers and rural communities.
Australian Eggs is a member owned not-for-profit company providing marketing and research & development (R&D) services for the benefit of Australian egg farmers.
Working together with the egg industry and the Australian Government, Australian Eggs strives to deliver value to industry and the public by investing in programs that increase consumption and ensure industry sustainability.
All known Australian egg farmers are serviced by Australian Eggs, irrespective of their size, location or farming system.
Dairy Australia is the national services body for dairy farmers and the industry. Our role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry.
Tocal- CB Alexander Foundation
The CB Alexander Foundation supports agricultural education at Tocal College and holds in perpetuity the Tocal lands and resources. The Foundation is responsible for the conservation and development of the Tocal historic homestead complex.
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
FRDC’s role is to plan and invest in fisheries research, development and extension (RD&E) activities in Australia. This includes providing leadership and coordination of the monitoring, evaluating and reporting on RD&E activities, facilitating dissemination, extension and commercialisation. The FRDC achieves this through coordinating government and industry investment, including stakeholders to establish and address RD&E priorities. In addition the FRDC monitors and evaluates the adoption of RD&E to inform future decisions.
The greater our numbers; the greater our voice. The broader our knowledge, the broader our influence. The stronger our conviction; the stronger our results. The more united we are the more successful we can be.
As farmers, we continue to face a growing number of challenges from at home and abroad. Challenges that will have a significant impact on our lives, our business and the future of our state and country. These are challenges that affect all of us. Challenges that won't simply pass us by.
National Farmers' Federation
The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia's foremost and respected advocacy organisations.
Since its inception in 1979, the NFF has earned a reputation as a leader in the identification, development and achievement of policy outcomes - championing issues affecting farmers and dedicated to the advancement of agriculture.
The NFF is dedicated to proactively generating greater understanding and better-informed awareness of farming's modern role, contribution and value to the entire community.
National Association of Agricultural Educators
The objectives of NAAE are:
To provide leadership at a national level in the promotion and development of agricultural education in Australia.
To join together in an association all persons having an interest in agricultural education in Australia.
To provide a national four for the discussion of, and exchange of information relevant to the teaching of agriculture and related studies.
To engage in activities aimed at assisting the development of agricultural education in Australia.
To hold a biennial conference inconjunction with the States to provide networking and learning opportunities.
Rimfire Resources delivers people, information and business improvement solutions across chosen niche markets. We focus on providing the best innovative and market driven human resources solutions to meet our customer needs.
Our Vision: To deliver leadership through the provision of commercial and innovative human resources solutions to our chosen niche markets.
With offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Partners in NZ, Rimfire is well placed to assist companies and organisations with their people, information and business improvement requirements.
Rabobank Australia and Rabobank New Zealand are a part of the international Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in
food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has nearly 120 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to
businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness.
Rabobank operates in 40 countries, servicing the needs of approximately 8.7 million clients worldwide through a network of more
than 1,000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia and Rabobank New Zealand are among their countries’ leading rural lenders
and are significant providers of business and corporate banking and financial services to the Australian and New Zealand food and
agribusiness sector. Rabobank has 93 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand in all major agricultural regions.
Wine Australia supports a competitive wine sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing domestic and international markets, protecting the reputation of Australian wine and administering the Export and Regional Wine Support Package.
Our long-term ambition is for Australia to be recognised as the world’s pre-eminent wine producer. We work closely with our representative organisations, wine sector bodies and our partners to support the long-term success of the Australian grape and wine community.