Events, grants and scholarships 

DPIRD supported events

Sheep supply chain training program, 20-25 January 2019, Perth and Great Southern

The Sheep Supply Chain Training Program is a comprehensive five day training course for individuals who wish to pursue a career in agrifood. Applications are now open for the program.

Regional grains research update - Geraldton zone, 22 February 2019, Mullewa

Hosted by Mullewa Dryland Farmers Initiative (MDFI) and the Mingenew Irwin Group (MIG) this day will focus on local grains research and development. 

2019 Grains research updates, 25-26 February 2019, Perth

A two day program showcasing the latest research, technology, market development and management innovations to improve the productivity and profitability of the WA grains industry. 

Regional grains research update - Albany zone, 28 February 2019, Porongurup

Hosted by Stirlings to Coast this day will focus on local grains research and development. 

Grants - new this edition

National landcare program: Smart farms small grants, close 11 Jan 2019 

Applications have opened for the second round of the National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants. The $55 million competitive small grants program aims to support the adoption of best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity. Grant are from $5000 to maximum of $200 000 (GST exclusive).


Pioneer Seeds Australia scholarship, applications due 31 January 2019.

Up to $5000 scholarship including 2 weeks paid placement over 2 years is available for Australian students studying agriculture related degrees.