Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel


AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications for two positions on the AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel from growers with an interest in, and passion for, RD&E.

The Advisory Panel consists of people with a range of skills and experience in the research, farming and processing sectors of the rice 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™ Rice Program and meets, on average, three times per year either in person or via teleconference.

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.

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

  • advise AgriFutures Australia on the current state of the industry, and its RD&E requirements;
  • provide recommendations on short-listed research applications consistent with the research priorities identified in the AgriFutures Australia Rice Five Year RD&E Plan; and
  • advise on and assist with the dissemination, adoption and commercialisation of R&D.

How to apply

Applicants are required to complete the application form, skills matrix and attach their CV (no longer than three pages) via the online application system.

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 close Wednesday, 19 December 2018.

John Smith
Program Manager, Research & Innovation
0437 179 359