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Regional Extension officer Far South Coast and Wagga regionsDairy Australia
Dairy Australia is the national services body for the dairy industry. Our employees are passionate about helping farmers adapt to the changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry. Dairy NSW is the Regional Development Program that supports DA in providing a range of programs, projects, and services to dairy farmers within the New South Wales region.
Dairy Australia/Dairy NSW are looking for a Regional Extension Officer to assist the Far South Coast and Wagga regions in delivering innovative, well planned and collaborative regional extension and education activities. This role is a full time, 36 month fixed-term contract position. Reporting to the Regional Manager and working within a small team, the Regional Extension Officer will be responsible for managing a number of Dairy NSW's education and extension projects.
The position has a strong focus on working closely with regional networks, including dairy advisers and service providers, to ensure that they are well engaged in extension activities and are kept up to date on regional, state and national dairy programs and information. The key responsibilities of the position will include (although not limited to): Ensuring that regional program delivery is aligned to regional priorities and industry targets. This includes initiating development of extension activities or other support if gaps related to priority regional needs are identified Coordinating and implementing plans and activities to ensure regional extension and education delivery is effective and duplication of effort is minimised Communicating information between farmers, Dairy NSW, Dairy Australia and service providers in order to gather feedback, passing on information and reporting where relevant Strong engagement and connecting with people to ensure extension and education activities function well, people have valid and timely information, and networks are strong and effective Regional delivery of Dairy Australia programs and extension activities including Young Dairy Network, Dairy Discussion Groups, and other programs delivered through the Annual Operating Plan Identifying and progressing funding opportunities to deliver programs The successful applicant will ideally have: Tertiary qualifications in veterinary/animal science, environmental/agricultural sciences or equivalent Experience in working with farmers or farmer groups Good organisational and communication skills Confidence and experience in conducting workshops and discussion groups Experience in project management Why work for Dairy Australia/Dairy NSW: At Dairy Australia, we aim to provide benefits that promote the overall wellbeing of our employees.
This includes vaccinations and health checks as well as salary packaging and paid parental leave. If you meet the criteria and have the required experience we would like to hear from you, please submit a cover letter addressing the key criteria..