Knowledge Broker sought to take leading role within South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub
A unique and exciting opportunity exists to play a key role in contributing to the success of the recently established South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.
The SA Drought Hub, a collaborative initiative led by the University of Adelaide, has been created as part of the Federal Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund.
A total of 58 partners are aligned to the Hub, including SA grower groups, universities, three tiers of government, advocacy groups, indigenous programs, agribusinesses, industry research and development and extension partners, and other industry organisations.
This broad coverage will form a solid foundation from which to engage with the primary production sector and bring together diverse knowledge in a shared vision.
Ag Excellence Alliance is contracted by the University of Adelaide to engage and support the Hub's Knowledge Broker position. "This signifies the endorsement of the role that Ag Ex plays in supporting the grower group network throughout our State and beyond”, said Leet Wilksch, Ag Ex Chair.
Reporting to the Hub Director, the Knowledge Broker position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a nationally significant program and link research with extension activities that develop resilience within farming systems and agricultural industries across South Australia.
Mark Stanley, Ag Ex Executive Officer and interim SA Knowledge Broker says, “this is a rare and outstanding opportunity to be part of a leading, innovative initiative which will make a significant impact within agriculture, both locally and nationally”.
The SA Drought Hub comprises the primary hub at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy campus and five regional nodes to be located at Minnipa, Port Augusta. Orroroo, Loxton and Struan.