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Agribusiness - Networking for Export Success

Looking to become an exporter or improve your success as an exporter?
Keen to network with other agribusiness exporters, experts and providers?

Join the conversation to learn about export opportunities, how to access new markets and the range of professional support services available.

A panel of experts including regional exporters and service providers are ready to share their secrets to export success.

Cost: $25 for Cultivate members, $35 for non-members

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The low down - Ag Conversation One

Attended by over 50 producers, professionals and students, an excellent conversation was had at our first Ag Conversation - Advancing Careers in Ag.

Our speakers shared stories of their own careers, identified challenges and opportunities and discussed questions about what is needed to advance careers in Ag...
* Ag Careers should be careers of first choice
* We need to build stronger connections to community
* Technology and IT are integral to innovation in ag

Cultivate would like to thank all sponsors and supporters

Geoff Lucas
Annabel Davies
Ag Conversation One
Chris Walsh
Ag Conversation One

News, Resources and Opportunities

B31: Ballarat Business Month 

B31: Ballarat Business Month is in its tenth year. The festival provides development, events and networking opportunities for Ballarat’s industry sectors and district throughout August.

Organisations can attend workshops, briefings, presentations and networking events to help grow their businesses.


Click here for Business Month Events

Young Farmers Scholarship Program

The Victoria Government is providing new opportunities for young people in agriculture:
  • Young Farmers Scholarship Program - Over the next four years, 10-15 young farmers and farm workers will receive up to $10,000 each; $5,000 towards study backed by further funds to invest on-farm or professional development activities.  Deadline August 21.
More? Visit the Young Farmers Website

Do you know an Emerging Leader in Victoria Agriculture?

RASV is seeking nominations for it Emerging Leader in Victoria Agriculture Awards, which will be presented at the Royal Melbourne Show Agribusiness Leaders Luncheon on Friday 25 September; presentation is made by the Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau, AM

Nominations are invited for outstanding, emerging, Victoria agriculture or agribusiness leaders; the links for the application process is provided below.

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Website & Governor of Victoria Website

2015 AgriFood Skills Australia International Fellowship

Amount: $10,000
Applications Close: Monday 31st August


For more information and to download the application form click here.

Also, click here for a copy of the
AgriFood Skills Australia Environmental Scan


Black spot funding connecting the region

Recently announced by the Federal Government and Telstra, funding has been allocated to install mobile towers in the Central Highlands Region to cover blackspot areas.

Click here for further information 

Check out these new FIAL resources
Click map to get people on course

Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) has released this easy-to-use map identifying all the hort and ag courses around Australia and online… it's very clickable!

Fresh food supplier profile launched
FIAL has launched fresh food supplier profiles for Australian fruit and vegetable producers. The catalogue, to be distributed to more than 400 international buyers, lists key company and produce information in including exclusive varieties, farming capability, certifications and accreditations and unique selling propositions. This is a free service for Australian suppliers and international buyers. Please register your interest. More? Najib Lawand or

Report examines compost applicability

Sustainability Victoria recently completed research on the use of recycled organic composts, soil conditioners and mulches in market gardening, broadacre cropping, viticulture, orchards and pasture. They have also produced a guide to conducting compost demonstration trials. Visit:

Events run by others...

Agribusiness G21 (Geelong Region) 

Free Trade Agreements - What do they mean for Australian agribusiness?

Wednesday 5 August

Click here for more details

Financial Management Tools for US Agriculture

Tuesday 11 August

Click here for more details


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