Experts in Residence
Experts in Residence provided access to free, confidential and one-on-one appointments with industry experts for Murraylands and Riverland businesses involved in the food, beverage and agribusiness sector.
The 2018 Program
Following the success of last year’s pilot program the Experts in Residence program has been expanded this year across the Murraylands and Riverland. We have assembled a team of experts in horticulture and agriculture from across the country to provide free practical advice to primary producers and food and beverage manufacturers, to determine how they can implement value adding practices to be a more viable and resilient enterprise.
For the month of October 2018 confidential one-to-one appointments can be booked with highly experiences professionals covering a range of areas including; exporting; packaging innovation; food safety and labelling; food technology and product development; protected cropping; business growth and planning; agritourism; social media; company structures; IP and succession planning; supply chain certification; and business plans.
New to the program this year is the opportunity to book a follow up appointment with the Expert conducted via phone, Skype or email so you can continue to leverage this opportunity.
Experts in Residence is delivered by RDAMR in partnership with the Department for Industry and Skills.
The Pilot Program
The pilot program was held at the newly redeveloped Loxton Research Centre in late 2017, to help activate that regional hub of industry innovation.
The program attracted a wide range of growers, producers and processors who were keen to gain insight and information on the latest trends and developments on value-adding practices like cold-storage, packaging technology, food technology, soil management, supply chain, logistics, food safety, value chain growth, emerging markets, and exporting.
With a focus on increasing gross production value from the same farm footprint, experts provided advice on opportunities that best fit the business’ crop types, products, resources, and markets.
RDAMR partnered with Regions SA to develop the program, and following its successful pilot run, have now committed to delivering a 2018 program.