MSF Directors


Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc (MSF) is seeking a leader looking to make a difference in agriculture and natural resource management.

Executive Officer will lead a team and manage a not-for profit business that delivers agriculture and natural resource outcomes for farmers and the community. The position is supported by a dynamic professional Board. MSF partners with farming systems groups, R&D organizations, universities and state and federal government to develop, demonstrate and implement new management practices on-farm to improve productivity and natural resource outcomes.

The Executive Officer will have knowledge and passion for agriculture and sustainable resource management and capacity building for landholders. They will have drive to innovate and bring new opportunities to a highly progressive agriculture community. The EO is expected to negotiate, develop partnerships, attract funding and engage with farmers and other key stakeholders.

MSF partners with farmers and producer networks, driving change in practice, striving to grow and increase investment from industry to increase innovation for the region. MSF operates across one of Australia’s most productive agriculture regions, we are supported by a highly engaged and innovative agriculture community and we have a long history and reputation in natural resource management.

If you are looking for an opportunity to lead, seek variety and flexibility in your workplace, an environment to grow your skills, experience and networks and a beautiful landscape to work in this position could be for you.

For further information on the position and how to apply, download the attached document.

Applications close: Friday 24th February 2023

Are you the next member of the MSF Board?

𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬. 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥?

Here’s a little bit about MSF and the skills they are after 🔎

Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) has a vision for farming in the Mallee to be sustainable, dynamic and profitable for farmers and their communities. Everything they do has the purpose of protecting and enhancing the natural environment through the encouragement of and research in sustainable farming practices.

Postions available:
🔴 Independent Chair
🟡 Board members

For further information on the positions and how to apply, download the attached document – Independent Chair and Board members information

FarmFEST ‘23 farmer updates come to the Mallee

Mallee farmers, agricultural consultants and advisers from across SA, Victoria and NSW are being invited to attend one of the many technical update workshops and field events linked to Mallee Sustainable Farming’s new initiative FarmFEST ‘23 that is being held during February and March this year.

Mallee Sustainable Farming strengthens team with new appointments

The Mallee Sustainable Farming team have been bolstered with the recent appointment of Dr Jay Cummins who will provide expertise and support in the delivery of MSF’s on-farm research and extension initiatives. In making the announcement, Mallee Sustainable Farming Board Chairperson Nicole Byrnes welcomed the appointment of Jay to this role. “MSF has achieved significant …

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Robin Schaefer named winner of 2022 David Roget Award for excellence

Mallee Sustainable Farming is proud to announce Loxton, South Australia, farmer Robin Schaefer the 2022 winner of the David Roget Award for Excellence.
Robin was presented with the prestigious award at the recent MSF Mallee Research Update held at the Karoonda Football Clubrooms, by CSIRO Research Scientist and MSF Specialist Director, Dr Therese McBeath.


Mallee Sustainable Farming is pleased to announce that the 2021-2022 Board of Directors have now been filled. MSF welcomes Nicole Byrnes from New South Wales who has been appointed as a NSW Farmer Director and Therese McBeath from CSIRO appointed as a Specialist Director.

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