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Catalogue: Ground Cover
From the farm to the lab to take on frost.. "I saw the job as an opportunity to better understand frost and work on research investigating options for managing it," Brenton says... While the results of the first year of research are being analysed, Brenton says working on a frost research project has opened his eyes to a wider range of career opportunities within the grains industry and allowed him to build more extensive industry networks...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
From the farm to the lab to take on frost.. "I saw the job as an opportunity to better understand frost and work on research investigating options for managing it," Brenton says... While the results of the first year of research are being analysed, Brenton says working on a frost research project has opened his eyes to a wider range of career opportunities within the grains industry and allowed him to build more extensive industry networks...
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To bridge the gap, Professor Pratley said the industry needed to act now to attract young people and better-trained consultants and advisers... Professor Pratley said the stipend (or taxable income) provided to postgraduate students was uncompetitive, particularly as their Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) debt of $30,000 accumulated at four per cent a year with no increments and everybody else in the community is paid superannuation... For Professor Pratley, the way forward was to develop a workforce strategy - the scope of which needed to embrace farm workers to research and development personnel, from 457 visas to research careers, from education and training to accreditation - to bring the agricultural workforce into the modern era...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Precision soil probes guide amelioration works - By Nicole Baxter.. Gavin Beeck, Gnowangerup, WA, has extensively analysed the structure and fertility of every paddock on his family's farm to address crop production constraints... Gavin first became aware of the value of using precision nutrient application in 1999 when he spent time in the US and observed the degree to which agronomists were prescribing inputs for different areas. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
A GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION for Farm Families - the essential ingredient to sustaining families and farms is a free publication... If including gripe sessions (which can be valuable), set a time limit (say, 60 seconds); ensure the person states the issue (not attacks the person); give no right of reply; and, if the gripe is brought up three times at separate meetings, consider it a conflict and deal with it ... In the short term, family gatherings to occur at the parents' home...
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The GRDC's new executive manager commercial, Dr Steve Thomas, says international research alliances that provide access to global technology will become an increasingly important part of the research, development and extension that is delivered to Australian growers... "As the ongoing decline in public sector funding and staff takes effect, there is no doubt that the GRDC will need to keep looking for new ways to deliver the outcomes that Australian grain growers need to remain viable," Dr Thomas says... Dr Thomas says the relationships that the GRDC has been building also create an opportunity for the Australian grains industry to have a say in the research priorities set by private companies in Australia and overseas...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
reCruiTing And induCTing new emPLOyeeS employing people is a great privilege and starting a new job is almost always a significant time for the employee... Spend the time to properly induct a new employee into your business... This can be a difficult time for both the employer and employee and should follow a basic procedure to make sure it is a fair and respectful process...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
reCruiTing And induCTing new emPLOyeeS employing people is a great privilege and starting a new job is almost always a significant time for the employee... Spend the time to properly induct a new employee into your business... This can be a difficult time for both the employer and employee and should follow a basic procedure to make sure it is a fair and respectful process...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
reCruiTing And induCTing new emPLOyeeS employing people is a great privilege and starting a new job is almost always a significant time for the employee... Spend the time to properly induct a new employee into your business... This can be a difficult time for both the employer and employee and should follow a basic procedure to make sure it is a fair and respectful process...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
We need to show our customers just how professional we are at our job through programs such as I have mentioned as well as being seen as positive... The Education Solution The term is so broad that it is easy to generalize I suggest that if as farmers we don't use education for our own benefit our industry will fall behind... I am not providing the "magic bullet" for farmers as that is almost impossible to get a "one size fits all" system...
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