Dairy Australia, in partnership with Victorian Regional Development Programs (RDPs), is offering six new industry-based dairy extension roles to work with Victorian and Riverina dairy farmers.
Working within the GippsDairy, Murray Dairy and WestVic Dairy RDP teams the six new Regional Extension Officers will be responsible for connecting with farmers and the wider dairy industry to deliver effective extension programs and services.
Dairy Australia Program Manager, Neil Webster, said the new full-time roles were about delivering high-quality extension outcomes that support practice change on farms to enable farmers to run successful businesses that are profitable, sustainable and competitive.
“These are great opportunities for skilled professionals who know how to work with farmers to deliver a range of services and technical programs,” Mr Webster said.
Working as part of an established team, the successful applicants will be self-starters with strong planning and organising skills capable of building effective relationships with the region’s dairy farmers, service providers, other extension providers and training organisations.
“They will bring a strong understanding of farming systems, technical aspects of farm production and dairy farmer’s requirements,” he said.