Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel


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 Industry 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 3 years.

Members of the 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.

Export Fodder Advisory Panel Member role:

The key functions of AgriFutures Australia Industry Advisory Panels are to:

  • 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.


How to apply

Applicants are required to complete the online application and attach their CV (no more than three pages).

As part of the application process applicants will be required to outline relevant experience in the Australian agricultural sector and expected contribution to the Advisory Panel.

Submissions have now closed.


Lucinda Staley

0448 401 717

Lucinda Staley
Manager, Research
0448 401 717