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New Job Opportunity with Riverine Plains Inc

Riverine Plains Inc Project Officer

Agricultural Research, Development & Extension

Riverine Plains Inc is a progressive farmer group dedicated to improving the productivity of broadacre farming systems in northeast Victoria and southern NSW.

We are seeking a Project Officer, with a passion for agriculture, to join our team at our Mulwala office.  The position is a newly created role within Riverine Plains Inc and provides an exciting opportunity for growth and development.

The Project Officer will deliver a portfolio of research, development and extension projects, including, but not limited to, The Australian Cool Farm Initiative and projects on pulse extension, managing subsoil acidity and soil health related projects.

To be suitable for this position you will be well organised and adaptable and be committed to working well within a team and also independently.

The Project Officer is responsible for:

  • Delivering project milestones across a portfolio of research, development and extension projects
  • Reporting and presenting results to a number of stakeholders
  • Attending meetings as required and maintaining and developing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Other duties as required

The successful candidate will possess well developed communication and interpersonal skills, be tech savvy and highly motivated with strong attention to detail.  A degree in agriculture or science (or equivalent) is required, along with an understanding of modern broadacre farming systems. A driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required.

The position is available in either a full time or part time capacity, on a 12 month fixed-term basis.

Further information regarding this position is available via the Riverine Plains Inc Project Officer Position Description.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to meet the above requirements, we would like to hear from you.

For a confidential conversation regarding this role, please contact Fiona Hart on 03 5744 1713.

To apply for this position please email a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role along with your resume (including details of two referees) to info@riverineplains.org.au.  Applications close 10 December at 5pm.

 

In-Season Update – 9 August, Mulwala

31 July 2018

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Riverine Plains Inc In-Season Update: For the farmer by the farmer

Local farming systems group Riverine Plains Inc will host its annual In-Season Update at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort on Thursday 9 August, 2018.

“The Update is an important event on our calendar and provides an opportunity for grain growers and advisors to consider the issues likely to impact broadacre crops this spring” said Riverine Plains Inc Executive Officer and event organiser, Fiona Hart.

“The dry start to the season is obviously a concern to farmers and our program aims to address this as well as those issues that affect management in the longer term” she said.

“To this end, DEDJTR Victoria Seasonal Variability Agronomist Dale Grey will speak on the seasonal outlook for spring, while a separate panel discussion will address dry season management and the trigger points for major decisions around grazing or crop salvage should conditions remain dry” added Fiona.

Weed seed management is a perennial problem and Riverine Plains Inc has been involved in a GRDC project evaluating the effectiveness of harvest weed seed control techniques.  Riverine Plains Inc Project Officer Kate Coffey will discuss the results from this work, while Chairman Ian Trevethan will speak on his practical experiences with a range of harvest weed seed techniques.

Lockhart farmer Mark Day will also discuss his experiences with chaff decking and stubble management.

Riverine Plains Inc’s Research Officer, Dr Cassandra Schefe and Michael Straight from FAR Australia will provide an overview on the key outcomes from the Stubble Project, including results from the frost component of this work.  Results from a project investigating the management of early-sown wheat for the region will also be discussed, along with an overview of other current projects.

The Update will be held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort in Golf Club Road Mulwala on Thursday 9 August from 9am to 1pm, with registrations open from 8.30am.

For catering purposes, pre-registrations for the In-Season Update must be received by 7 August 2018. Cost is $25 for Riverine Plains Inc members and $35 for non-members (payable on the day) and includes morning tea and lunch. To register, contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.org.au or phone 03 5744 1713.

Riverine Plains Inc is an independent farming systems group specialising in farmer driven research and extension across north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. For more information, or to become a member, please visit www.riverineplains.org.au

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More Information or Interview:

Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains Inc (03 5744 1713)

 

 

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