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Regional Development Australia

Expert panel opportunity for RDA Committee members

20 July 2016

RDA Committees are invited to play a crucial role in a two-year Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program which is being run out of Southern Cross University.

The program is an initiative of the Australian Government's Agricultural White Paper. It aims to provide farmers with knowledge and skills to assist them to capitalise on business opportunities, strengthen their financial position, be more attractive to investors, improve bargaining power and operate beyond the farm gate.

The program will commence in August 2016 and runs until July 2018.

RDA Committees are invited to tender for the expert panel which will provide services in the following categories:

  1. Business Support and Development
  2. Case Management
  3. Industry Specialists

Tenders close on 25 July 2016. Further information is available at or by contacting Ms Lorraine Gordon, RDA Mid North Coast CEO, who is the Director for the National Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Program.

Lorraine can be reached on 02 5525 1500 or at