Current Supporters


NSW Farmers' Association
NSW Farmers' Association is the representative voice of farmers in NSW. The Association is a dedicated team of policy analysts, industrial relations specialists and people with years of experience in rural communities. It works to ensure the best possible results for farmers, as well as rural and regional communities. The Association works hard to develop effective working relationships with key politicians and public servants to represent the farming concerns of its members and to achieve effective legislation for the benefit of its members.
For further information, visit the NSW Farmers' Association's website.
Meat & Livestock Australia Limited
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) delivers marketing and research services for Australia’s cattle, sheep and goat producers. MLA is a producer-owned company that creates opportunities for livestock supply chains from their combined investments to build demand and productivity. MLA does not represent the industry, lobby governments or regulate the industry. In short, MLA helps industry produce more with fewer inputs and generate additional value from the global marketplace. For more information, visit the MLA website


AgriFutures Australia
AgriFutures Australia is a new beginning for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). Our vision is to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries and we invest in research and development that is adopted and assists rural industries to be productive, profitable and sustainable.
In practice, this means delivering research and development for established industries that do not have their own Research & Development Corporation (RDC), research and investment to address issues of national importance to Australian agriculture, research and development to accelerate the development of emerging rural industries and initiatives to build the capability of our future rural leaders. For more information visit AgriFutures Australia.

Corteva Agriscience™ 
Corteva Agriscience™ brings together the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, we are in a superior position to invest in research; harnessing our agronomic knowledge and combined scientific capabilities to create innovative products, services and techniques that will transform crop performance and quality, to support our customers’ business goals and help them thrive.

Our priority is the success of the farmer – when producers thrive, our world thrives. We bring our global presence, depth of knowledge and diverse resources, so that farms and farmers flourish everywhere, moving our world forward. For more information, please visit the Corteva Agriscience™ website

Dairy Australia
Dairy Australia is the national services body for the Australian dairy industry. Our role is to build a sustainable and internationally competitive industry and to provide solutions that help farmers adapt to an ever-changing operating environment. We act as the collective investment arm of the dairy industry, investing across the supply chain, in essential research, development, extension and industry services that individual farmers and dairy companies could not ef´Čüciently undertake themselves.
For detailed information on Dairy Australia and the services and programs we deliver, visit
Grain Growers Limited
Grain Growers Limited (GrainGrowers) promotes the development of a sustainable, viable and efficient Australian grains industry. To achieve this GrainGrowers promotes the interests of all Australian grain producers. As an industry services organisation, GrainGrowers provides grower and industry development, technical market information, on-farm research and engineering services and industry capacity programs. All these activities underpin GrainGrowers strategic priority of working on behalf of Australian grain growers and in partnership with industry and government to deliver world class services and solutions that are flexible and responsive to the changing domestic and global industry needs and opportunities.
For more information, visit the GrainGrowers website.

IAG Limited
We have been insuring Australians since 1919. Over this time, we have been there for our clients, providing support and assistance when they’ve needed it the most. WFI is one of Australia’s leading rural, business and strata insurers we still believe in friendly, personal service. That’s why we have over 170 local area managers and 16 client service teams, situated across Australia, who are committed to deliver on this promise. Our people are experienced insurance professionals who take the time to listen, understand what’s important to you and talk to you about your insurance options. That way you can get the cover that suits your needs. With WFI, you’re in good company.

CGU is a leading commercial, rural and personal lines insurer and a top-three provider of workers compensation insurance. We offer market-leading products and outstanding service, backed by a 165-year heritage, national reach and the financial strength that comes from being part of Australia’s largest general insurer, IAG. We have built our brand around our customers and our partners and we are committed to providing you with the best possible service.

Nutrien Ag Solutions
We’ve been serving Australian farmers for more than 150 years. Now known as Nutrien Ag Solutions, we’re a trusted partner of growers and a leading supplier of innovative products and services. We understand your business and offer local expertise that is supported by global technology.
At Nutrien Ag Solutions, we foster close relationships with our customers through strong product offering and local knowledge. With a branch near you, Nutrien Ag Solutions is ready to help maximise your farm’s potential. For more information, visit the Nutrien Ag Solutions website.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.
Investing over $1.4 billion in research and development annually, Syngenta is strongly focused on leveraging the best of our global technology portfolio to deliver Australian growers unrivalled crop solutions.
Syngenta’s innovative solutions, combining leading seed varieties, seed care and crop protection technology, with agronomic insights and support, are enabling growers to realise new levels of productivity and performance on Australian farms.
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ANZ understands your business and industry.  ANZ has over 150 years of experience in the agribusiness industry. Over that time, ANZ has developed a strong understanding of agribusiness’ unique complexities, with a dedicated team of specialist agribusiness relationship managers. ANZ works with customers towards their long term goals, and understands that agribusinesses require a long term focus and flexible solutions to manage the inevitable cycles of prices, seasons, and farm development. ANZ Agribusiness assists businesses involved with agricultural commodities, either through its production, processing, storage and handling or marketing and trading.
For more information, visit the ANZ website.
Auscott Limited
Auscott Limited, established in 1963, is a major, vertically-integrated agribusiness company. Concentrating on irrigated cotton and grains, the company has well established production areas supported by extensive cotton ginning, warehousing, marketing and shipping capabilities. As well as processing its own production, Auscott gins, markets and ships cotton for many independent growers and family farms. The company is a major innovator and operates one of the most modern agricultural enterprises in Australia. It has operations at Moree, Narrabri, Warren, Trangie and Sydney plus a cotton classing and testing facility at Artarmon (Sydney). Auscott is an active participant across a broad range of cotton industry organisations and broader agricultural bodies. The company has considerable expertise in agronomy, processing and marketing and strongly supports research and development across the range of its activities.
For further information, contact the Sydney office on +61 2 9295 4800 or visit the Auscott website.
Auscott Limited
Australian Eggs Limited
Australian Eggs is a member owned not-for-profit company providing marketing and research & development 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. Programs are funded through statutory levies and Australian government funds for the purposes of approved R&D. Australian Eggs is the service provider to the egg industry, not the representative body that advocates on policy issues.
For further information, visit the Australian Eggs website.
Australian Food & Fibre
Australian Food & Fibre engages in growing and marketing cotton and other farm products, including horticultural products in Australia. It produces cotton, wheat, barley, sorghum, sunflower, canola, citrus, and mangoes. The company also grows and sells table grapes, as well as sells cattle.
Australian Food & Fibre is headquartered in Moree, Australia.
Australian Pork Limited
Australian Pork Limited is the national representative body for Australian pig producers. It is a producer-owned, not-for-profit company combining marketing, export development, research, innovation and strategic policy development to assist in securing a profitable and sustainable future for the Australian pork industry. Australian Government legislation, a contract between the government and APL and APL’s constitution provide the legal framework for APL’s operations.
For further information, visit the Australian Pork Limited website
Bayer Crop Science
The Crop Science Division of Bayer is a world-leading agriculture enterprise with businesses in seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. Bayer markets a broad portfolio of high-value seeds and innovative pest management solutions, while at the same time providing extensive customer service for sustainable agriculture. Bayer focuses on delivering high-quality, high-performance seeds, as well as cutting-edge seeds and traits for high-yielding, high-quality crops with improved weed management and superior worm control. We bring a 100+ year track record in chemistry research with global crop protection products, as well as proven and innovative chemical solutions to manage pests, weeds and diseases along with sophisticated biological solutions. For more information, visit the Bayer Crop Science website.
Bega Cheese             

Bega Cheese has established itself as one of the leading dairy and food companies in Australia. Bega Cheese’s famous brand portfolio, record of growth and strong relationships across the entire dairy supply chain has seen the business grow from humble beginnings to now be the largest Australian dairy company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Bega Cheese manufactures and value adds over 230,000 tonnes of dairy and food products including cheddar, processed and cream cheese, infant formula, nutritional powders, nutraceuticals, Vegemite and peanut butter and we have approximately 2,200 staff and have dairy farmer suppliers in Bega, Gippsland, western and northern Victoria and peanut growers in Southern and Northern Queensland.

Bega Cheese’s long history and success in the dairy industry has made it an iconic success story in Australian agriculture.

For more information, visit the Bega Cheese website.            

CANEGROWERS is a not-for-profit public company representing the sugarcane farmers of Queensland. Through a network of 13 district organisations and a Brisbane office, it is a professional and cohesive front for growers in negotiations with governments, mills, export markets and a range of other forums. CANEGROWERS protects grower viability, profitability and the Australian cane industry’s international reputation. For more information, visit the CANEGROWERS website.
Commonwealth Bank
The Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia's leading financial institutions with businesses in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. They are positioned for future growth, and aim to provide accessible banking and financial services for all Australians; fair, safe, challenging and rewarding employment for staff and to reward all shareholders through dividends and capital growth. The Commonwealth Bank offers a comprehensive range of agricultural price risk management solutions such as hedging, that covers wheat, wool, cotton, canola, corn and live cattle commodities.
Learn more by visiting the Commonwealth Bank's website.
 Commonwealth Bank Agribusiness
Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life — all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet.           
Food Agility CRC
Food Agility CRC is a $150million+ innovation hub creating new digital products and services to help the Australian agrifood industry be more globally competitive and sustainable. Its national partner network brings together the people who grow, make and supply food with experts in technology, research, finance, regulation and policy. Together, they create new digital products and services so that producers can optimise sustainably and get more for their produce; suppliers can track and validate where food comes from; and consumers can continue to confidently enjoy Australia’s reputation for safe, quality food. Food Agility promotes a new approach to innovation in agrifood, showcasing agile, design-led and lean start-up methods.
Learn more by visiting Food Agility CRC's website.
 Food Agility CRC
Hancock Agriculture
Hancock Agriculture has grown to be a world-class agribusiness with 330,000 cattle on 10M hectares over 26 properties across Australia. Hancock is implementing innovative industry-leading farming practices and driving export quality and growth. Innovation is focussed on improving staff safety, animal welfare and productivity.           
For more information, visit the S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd website.
S. Kidman & Co Ltd
Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars
The mission of Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars is to develop potential and promote excellence in all aspects of Australian agricultural production, distribution and management through the adoption of local and international best practice and continuous development of a unique network of industry leaders and innovators. The Association awards scholarships each year to farmers in Australia. The objective is to increase practical farming knowledge and management skills and techniques generally. These scholarships give Australian citizens the opportunity to study farming practices in Europe, Asia and North America and those countries best suited to the Scholar. They will also promote a closer understanding between farmers in the countries visited.
For more information, visit the Association's website.
Australian Nuffield Farming Scholars Association
National Australia Bank Agribusiness
NAB Agribusiness is the leading financial services provider in Australian agriculture, working with around 1 in 3 farmers across the country. NAB Agribusiness Managers are specialists in the agricultural industry and are dedicated to working with their customers to find financial solutions that fit their individual enterprise. NAB Agribusiness's 530 staff work from 110 rural and regional locations across Australia, and our Agribusiness Managers are always happy to meet with you on your property to discuss your requirements. What's more, our Agribusiness Managers work closely with commodity marketing, financial planning and insurance specialists to provide you with a complete range of financial services.
To find out more call 13 10 12 or visit and we'll arrange for an Agribusiness Manager to contact you.
Queensland Farmers' Federation
The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) is the united voice of intensive agriculture in Queensland. It is a federation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland. QFF engages in a broad range of economic, social, environmental and regional issues of strategic importance to the productivity, sustainability and growth of the agricultural sector. QFF's mission is to secure a strong and sustainable future for Queensland primary producers by representing the common interests of our member organisations. For more information, visit the QFF website.
Queensland Farmers' Federation
Rural Bank
As the only 100% Australian-owned specialist agricultural bank, Rural Bank was founded to provide banking services to rural and regional Australia at a time when major banks were withdrawing from these communities.
As part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group, Rural Bank’s products and services are available at more than 700 locations nationally through the Bendigo Bank and Elders branch network, and also a dedicated team of farm finance specialists. For more information, visit Rural Bank's website.
SunRice is the world’s fourth largest rice food company and one of Australia’s largest exporters of processed branded-food products, exporting approximately 80% of Australia’s total annual rice production to more than 60 countries worldwide. Our history traces back to the establishment of Ricegrowers Co-operative Mills Limited in 1950. As the Rice Food Experts, SunRice delivers a daily promise of high quality and nutrition to consumers worldwide. What sets SunRice apart as a business is its portfolio of leading brands across the world. SunRice is anchored in regional Australia with access to the best quality Australian grown rice. SunRice operates three mills in Leeton, Deniliquin and Coleambally. SunRice also operates a flour mill, packing plant, speciality rice food plant, rice cake factory and three CopRice animal feed mills.
For more information, visit the SunRice website.
Sydney Institute of Agriculture
The Sydney Institute of Agriculture is at the forefront of research and outreach for agricultural innovation, business and policy. It brings together experts from disciplines from across the University of Sydney to address the biggest challenges facing global food production. The Sydney Institute of Agriculture brings together agricultural research from many academic disciplines and facilities to contribute valuable knowledge to the agriculture and food sector. Agribusiness offers Australia one of the largest opportunities for economic growth in the coming decades. Food and fibre production, processing, distribution and consumption are also under disruption. To achieve a competitive, transparent, resilient and profitable agriculture and food sector, there needs to be considerable new investment and capacity in agricultural research and development. Having established the first chair of agriculture in Australia in 1910, the University of Sydney has been a leading contributor to agricultural knowledge for more than a century. Our contribution remains vital. What we offer is highly valued by our industry stakeholders, making us a leading participant in the transformation of Australian agriculture. Our research staff comprise industry leaders who influence policy locally and internationally. They are finding solutions to the biggest challenges our planet faces, from sustainable food production for an increasing population to environmental management.
For more information, visit the Sydney Institute of Agriculture website.
Sydney Institute of Agriculture

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Victorian Farmers Federation
The VFF is a federation made up of seven commodity groups representing farmers in the Dairy, Grains, Livestock, Horticulture, Chicken Meat, Eggs and Pig industries. It includes 19 000 members. Farmers head up each of these groups and, supported by Melbourne and regional based staff, are a united voice for farmers needs and rights. This power of unity enables the VFF to effectively lobby at all levels of government on a wide range of issues to retain equity for agriculture, rural and regional Victoria.
For more information, visit the VFF website.