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2019 AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Advisory Panel Application

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 12:00PM 21 November 2019 (AEDT).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from individuals representing export companies, who have a passion for/interest in research, development and extension (RD&E), to fill two panel member positions within the AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel consists of people with a range of skills and experience in the export, advisory and production sectors of the export fodder industry, together with a representative from AgriFutures Australia. The Panel, in partnership with AgriFutures Australia, provides recommendations on the allocation of research, development and extension funding for the AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program. Panel members will be expected to prioritise and attend four panel meetings each calendar year. These are held in varying locations at the discretion of the program manager and the advisory panel.

Panel members are expected to attend meetings fully prepared, having read all discussion papers and completed all pre meeting activities such as assessment of preliminary and full research proposals. Adequate preparation will enable a proper level of participation in the meeting discussion, ensuring appropriate investment decisions are made on behalf of the industry. The expectation for preparation and attendance could be up to 20 days per year including some travel.

Members of AgriFutures Australia Advisory Panels will be appointed by the Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia following a competitive skills based assessment. The term of appointment of Panel members will initially be for three years.

Members of the Advisory Panel will be recompensed for their services to AgriFutures Australia at rates determined by the Commonwealth’s Remuneration Tribunal. Please note that Advisory Panels do not hold financial delegations. Panel members are entitled to sitting fees for meetings and travel expenses.
Panel members are required to declare any Conflicts of Interests and sign a Confidentiality Agreement with AgriFutures Australia.

AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Advisory Panel Member role:

  • Advise AgriFutures Australia on the current state of the industry, and its RD&E requirements
  • Provide recommendations on RD&E applications consistent with the research priorities identified in the AgriFutures Australia Export Fodder RD&E Plan 2016-2021
  • Advise on and assist with the dissemination, adoption and commercialisation of R&D.

Please contact AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Manager Lucinda Staley if you wish to discuss this role further before applying.

AgriFutures Australia Manager, Research – Lucinda Staley
lucinda.staley@agrifutures.com.au
0448 401 717

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NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM

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SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION

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SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

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ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

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COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

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