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.
 
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 Animal Health
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.

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.

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 Food & Fibre Limited
Australian Food & Fibre Limited 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 Limited 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 companies in Australia. Bega Cheese’s famous brand, 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 and its wholly owned subsidiary Tatura Milk Industries manufactures and value adds over 200,000 tonnes of dairy products including cheddar, processed and cream cheese, infant formula, nutritional powders and nutraceuticals, we have approximately 1,700 staff and have dairy farmer suppliers in Bega, Gippsland, western and northern Victoria.
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.
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
Hassad Australia
Hassad Australia Pty Ltd is an Australian company that was established in November 2009 as Hassad Food Company’s first overseas investment. We are a committed investor in Australian agriculture in the long term and are building a leading company focused on excellence in food production. The company’s head office is in Sydney and its operations are fully managed and staffed by Australians. Hassad Australia is an integral part of Hassad Food Company’s vision to become a global food provider by growing, processing and supplying high quality food under a brand of excellence.
For more information, visit the Hassad Australia website.        
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
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.
Monsanto Australia
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) unites 16 of Queensland's peak rural industry organisations who collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across the state. Members range from cane growers and fruit and vegetable growers in the north, to cotton growers in the central-west, to prawn farmers in the east, and dairy farmers in the south, not to mention the countless other commodities in between. Through QFF, rural industry resources are pooled to ensure powerful representation and effective strategy development on important issues. 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.
S. Kidman & Co Ltd
S. Kidman & Co Ltd is one of Australia's largest beef producers – running 200,000 cattle and employing 220 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 website.

S. Kidman & Co Ltd
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
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  
Westpac Agribusiness
Westpac is Australia’s first bank and since its beginnings in 1817 has been supporting Agribusiness across the country. Through droughts, flood and recessions we understand the cyclical nature of agriculture and our experienced Agribusiness banking team is ready to help you reach your goals. Our Agribusiness bankers have the support of a team of experts in insurance, financial and succession planning as well as commodity price risk experts to ensure we can provide the best financial solutions for your farming operation.
With a local presence and decision making capability, Westpac Agribusiness can work with you today. For more information, visit the Westpac Agribusiness website.