Lucerne Australia executive and member capacity building program

Lucerne Australia Inc.

  • Project code: PRJ-012122

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Project completion date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

  • National Priority: PSE-Building industry capability and capacity


Lucerne Australia has been at the forefront of research into issues affecting the lucerne seed industry such as fertiliser applications, drop tube irrigation and variety trials. The priority is to effectively communicate the results to members and to also provide up to date information about all aspects of the industry. The executive committee and sub-committee member roles are voluntary positions, and the ability of these individuals to carry out their duties is dependent on their level of skills and knowledge. Lucerne Australia is aiming to host a professional development workshop for executive committee members, sub-committee members and grower members. The purpose of this workshop is to increase skill levels in order that knowledge, skills and resources in the industry are enhanced and that dissemination of R&D outcomes is more effective. The benefit to the industry will be valuable as we expect to have 20 participants who will then be more capable in leadership roles in their own farming family and business. This will also lead to others following suit in the future, as networking the results takes place.


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

Lucerne Australia Inc.

Objective Summary

This project will improve the capacity of the current and future leadership team in the pasture seeds industry by giving skills to members targeting:

  • Understanding and dealing with different personality types
  • Roles and responsibilities, corporate governance
  • Effectively delivering research program outcomes
  • Understanding different learning styles
  • Effective questioning and listening techniques
  • Team building
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Coping with stress

The training will support all the strategies listed above through a focus on communication skills and enabling better strategic planning. It will also provide opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking for grower members. Farmers are generally well versed in technical know-how but are often at a disadvantage in communication skills. This project will provide practical solutions for that need. 
A survey of participants and statement of attainment will be provided on completion.