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Regional Extension Officer (Young Dairy Network)

The Company

Dairy Australia is the national services body for the Australian dairy industry. Our role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry. We act as the collective investment arm of the industry, investing in essential research, development, extension and industry services.

WestVic Dairy is one of the 8 Regional Development Program’s for Dairy Australia, located in the prominent dairying region of south west Victoria. WestVic Dairy provides a range of programs and projects to support the region’s dairy farmers.

 The Role

Reporting to the Regional Manager and working within a small team, the Regional Extension Officer (Young Dairy Network) will be responsible for managing a number of WestVic Dairy’s extension and education projects, specifically focused on the younger members of the industry through the Young Dairy Network, including involvement in farmer discussion groups and focus farms.

The successful applicant will be a self-starter capable of building strong relationships with the regions dairy farmers, service providers, other extension providers and training organisations. Technical skills in dairy farming would be highly advantageous.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in agricultural/environmental sciences, education & training or equivalent
  • Experience in working with farmers or facilitating farmer groups, especially the younger cohort
  • Good organisational and communications skills
  • Experience in project management

For more information on this role you can contact Tania Kuiti, Talent Acquisition and Development Specialist on 0407 968 004.

To submit your application for this opportunity, send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@dairyaustralia.com.au.

Applications are due by COB, Monday 5th March.

Position Description

Regional Extension Officer - Young Dairy Network (PDF, 374 KB)

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