Current Supporters

Platinum

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
 
Ruralco Holdings Limited
Ruralco Holdings Limited is a leading Australian agribusiness with close to 50 specialist businesses operating across its network and a dedicated workforce of approximately 2,000 people across 500 outlets.

Largely through strategic, majority owned ventures, Ruralco has established a strong business platform that caters to the diverse needs of rural and regional Australia.

Our focus is on ensuring our clients achieve their goals and we provide expertise in merchandise, fertiliser, wool, livestock, real estate, rural property, integrated water solutions, soft commodity risk management, grain marketing, finance and insurance.

Our businesses are established local market leaders operating under their own brands, and their shared passion for supporting their clients and communities underscores what it means to belong to the Ruralco group. For more information, visit the Ruralco website.            

 

Gold

Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)
AACo was established in 1824 and is the oldest continuously operating company in Australia. Currently operating 19 cattle stations, 2 feedlots and 3 farms, AACo is the custodian of over 7.2 million hectares (about 1.1% of Australia’s land mass). With over 500 staff, AACo is the largest beef cattle company in Australia. AACo became a publicly listed company on August 10, 2001.
For more information about AACo, please visit the AACo website.
 

Corteva™ Agriscience Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva™ Agriscience Agriculture Division of DowDuPont 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 Agriculture Division of DowDuPont 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 www.dairyaustralia.com.au
 
Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd
Elanco is a global, innovation-driven company that develops and markets products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 75 countries. Elanco employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, with offices in more than 40 countries, and is a division of Eli Lilly and Company, a leading global pharmaceutical corporation.           
 
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.

Syngenta
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.
For more information please visit: www.syngenta.com.au

 

Silver

ANZ
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
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
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
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
S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd is one of Australia's largest beef producers – running 160,000 cattle and employing 150 staff. The company specialises in the production of high quality pasture-finished beef in the pastoral zones of Australia's outback, particularly the Queensland channel country. The majority of its beef production is exported to North Asia and North America.           

For more information, visit the S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd website.

S. Kidman & Co Ltd
Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc
Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) Inc. is a farmer driven organisation servicing the < 350mm rainfall Mallee cropping regions of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. MSF operates within a region of over 7 million hectares extending beyond Balranald in the east to Murray Bridge in the west. The Mallee has approximately 1500 dryland farming families whose farming activities include cropping (wheat, barley, vetch, lupins and canola) and livestock (sheep for wool, lambs and cattle for meat). MSF delivers research and extension services for low rainfall dryland farmers. MSF was established in 1997 to investigate and assist farmers in implementing technological advances towards best management practice. Since then, the profitability of dryland farming in the Mallee has also increased significantly as have the environmental and social gains. For more information, visit the MSF website.

 
Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources such as water and energy. In Australia, we serve the cotton industry, through research, breeding and production of cotton seed and biotechnology products; the grains industry, with the introduction of our Roundup Ready canola technology; and the Australian and New Zealand horticultural industry through Seminis and De Ruiter vegetable seed product range. For further information, visit the Monsanto Australia website.
Nufarm Australia Limited
Nufarm Limited is one of the world's leading crop protection companies. We produce products which help farmers protect their crops against damage caused by weeds, pests and disease. With manufacturing and marketing operations based in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, Nufarm employs more than 2,500 people, all of whom make a vital contribution to the company's reputation for quality products, innovation and first class marketing and technical support. Proudly based in Australia, Nufarm is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (symbol NUF). Its head office is located at Laverton in Melbourne.
For more information, visit the Nufarm website.
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 www.nab.com.au/agribusiness 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
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has a long history in providing a platform for industry to celebrate and advance the excellence of Victorian agriculture – primarily through its highly credible benchmarking competitions and events. For more than 160 years its events have been helping to recognise excellence in agriculture and assist industry to connect with consumers. Its flagship program the Royal Melbourne Show, provides consumers with a chance to experience agriculture and connect with Victoria’s farming community – bridging the gap between city and regional Australia. In addition, The RASV offers an impressive portfolio of unique programs and events that cover Epicure, Agriculture and Education. These key areas not only assist industry in promoting the quality of its products but also encourage greater collaboration with relevant agribusiness professionals.
For more information please visit: www.rasv.com.au
 
Rimfire Resources Pty Ltd
Rimfire assists companies either currently operating or investing in Australian agriculture to secure human capital that will deliver on their business goals. We commit to understanding not only specific recruitment needs, but the strategic direction and drivers of every client’s business.
We bring a proven process-driven approach combined with extensive domestic and international networks across agribusiness to deliver the best possible candidates. In every search, we leverage our specialist sector knowledge, a comprehensive database of passive and active candidates, unrivalled networks and search capabilities to meet the specific needs of each role.
Rimfire’s approach and expertise – combined with a guarantee that we’re easy to do business with – is valued by clients large and small. For more information, visit Rimfire’s website.
 
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 400 locations nationally through the Bendigo Bank branch network, Elders Agri Finance Managers, and also a dedicated team of farm finance specialists. For more information, visit Rural Bank's website.
SunRice
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.
SunRice
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
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.
VFF