Marcus Oldham College

Publications

Occasional Papers

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Contemporary Issues in Rural Australia is published by The Centre for the Study of Agribusiness (CSA) at Marcus Oldham College. The purpose of the occasional papers series is to inform and encourage discussion on the broad range of issues facing rural and regional Australia. The CSA invites authors to contribute papers on topics and issues relevant to regional and rural Australia. If you would like to submit a paper please contact the editorops@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au.

2017

 

     Corporatisation Investment - Series# 17/02


     Feedlot Beef Cattle Performance - Series# 17/01


2016

 

     The Importance of Culture in Entrepreneurship - Series# 16/04


     Multi-Pronged Career View by Paul Higgins - Series# 16/03


     Biotechnology in Beef & Dairy Industries by Pete Orrell - Series# 16/02


     Corporatisation & Foreign Ownership by Mark Skilbeck - Series# 16/01


2015

 

     Health & Wellbeing in Rural Areas by Lynne Miller and John Toumbourou – Series# 15/01


2014

 

     Global Food Security by Dr Brian Keating – Series# 14/05


     Australian Beef Industry in Asia by Miho Kondo – Series# 14/04


     Agricultural Advocacy by Trent Loos - Series# 14/03


     How do you Become a Rural Entrepreneur by John Grace - Series# 14/02


     Food Security and Safety by Pippie Lee - Series# 14/01


2013

 

     Contemporary Dairy Farming by Peter Smith & Sam Inglis - Series# 13/02


     Where Animal Welfare Meets Profit by Sarah Chaplin – Series# 13/01


Opinions

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These publications provide a platform for Marcus Oldham to express an opinion publically on current issues centred on topics such as education, rural politics, rural challenges and to develop deeper and more general understanding about issues facing rural Australia.

2015

  Agriculture: Career of choice - March 2015 Agriculture: Career of choice - March 2015  (302 KB)

  Agriculture Careers - February 2015 Agriculture Careers - February 2015  (551 KB)

2014

  Confidence in Green Paper - November 2014 Confidence in Green Paper - November 2014  (846 KB)

  Technology in Agriculture - August 2014 Technology in Agriculture - August 2014  (1550 KB)

  Rise of the Agri-preneur – June 2014 Rise of the Agri-preneur – June 2014  (3698 KB)

  Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper - April 2014 Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper - April 2014  (664 KB)

  Cultivating the Leading Food Producers of the Future - February 2014 Cultivating the Leading Food Producers of the Future - February 2014  (725 KB)

  Imported AG Disease Risk is Real - January 2014 Imported AG Disease Risk is Real - January 2014  (531 KB)

2013

  Populating the country to help communities survive - November 2013 Populating the country to help communities survive - November 2013  (270 KB)

  Learning to Lead Agriculture - October 2013 Learning to Lead Agriculture - October 2013  (663 KB)

  Online Education May Not Teach All - August 2013 Online Education May Not Teach All - August 2013  (211 KB)

  The Need for Entrepreneurs in the Farming Sector - July 2013 The Need for Entrepreneurs in the Farming Sector - July 2013  (445 KB)

  Ag Action Needed - July 2013 Ag Action Needed - July 2013  (378 KB)

  Is Entrepreneurialship Dying? - July 2013 Is Entrepreneurialship Dying? - July 2013  (302 KB)

  Banning Live Trade is Not the Answer to Bad Treatment - July 2013 Banning Live Trade is Not the Answer to Bad Treatment - July 2013  (528 KB)

  Making Food Bowl a Reality - March 2013 Making Food Bowl a Reality - March 2013  (247 KB)

2012

  Ag Faces Class Struggle At Uni - November 2012 Ag Faces Class Struggle At Uni - November 2012  (697 KB)

  Time to Dig Deeper by Dr Simon Livingstone - October 2012 Time to Dig Deeper by Dr Simon Livingstone - October 2012  (329 KB)

  Who Will Be The Innovators by Pete Smith - September 2012 Who Will Be The Innovators by Pete Smith - September 2012  (273 KB)

2011

  More Thought For Food Needed - April 2011 More Thought For Food Needed - April 2011  (1083 KB)

  Never a Better Time to Grab Rural Reigns - February 2011 Never a Better Time to Grab Rural Reigns - February 2011  (300 KB)

  Unis Leaving the Land - January 2011 Unis Leaving the Land - January 2011  (852 KB)

  Put Youth In The Picture - January 2011 Put Youth In The Picture - January 2011  (1202 KB)

2010

  Restocking Human Resources In Ag Is a Matter Of Urgency - December 2010 Restocking Human Resources In Ag Is a Matter Of Urgency - December 2010  (409 KB)

Industry Journals

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In this section, there is a platform for exploring and developing entrepreneurial ideas in rural commodities. Journal articles are produced by staff, students and collaborators to promote research activity and publication across a range of industry journals.

  Chinese Beef Industry -Yulgilbar Travel Report - July 2017 Chinese Beef Industry -Yulgilbar Travel Report - July 2017  (6227 KB)

  Shiitake Town & Country - September 2016 Shiitake Town & Country - September 2016  (2086 KB)

  The New Entrepreneur - July 2016 The New Entrepreneur - July 2016  (1258 KB)

  Rise of the Agrientrepreneur - May 2016 Rise of the Agrientrepreneur - May 2016  (1306 KB)

  Entrepreneurial Business Learning - March 2016 Entrepreneurial Business Learning - March 2016  (1304 KB)

  The Benefits of Risk Mitigation - May 2013 The Benefits of Risk Mitigation - May 2013  (391 KB)

  Study Identifies modern farm business needs - January 2013 Study Identifies modern farm business needs - January 2013  (1022 KB)

  Incorporating an Education Investment into the Family Farm - February 2012 Incorporating an Education Investment into the Family Farm - February 2012  (977 KB)

  Adaptive Management - June 2012 Adaptive Management - June 2012  (688 KB)

  Agricultural Education and the Challenges of Now and the Future - August 2010 Agricultural Education and the Challenges of Now and the Future - August 2010  (80 KB)

  Courses About Horses - Racetrack Magazine - June 2010 Courses About Horses - Racetrack Magazine - June 2010  (277 KB)

  Transfering Graduate Knowledge to the Family Farm - February 2010 Transfering Graduate Knowledge to the Family Farm - February 2010  (2161 KB)

  Agricultural Education at the Crossroads - July 2009 Agricultural Education at the Crossroads - July 2009  (2371 KB)

  Food security the challenges for agriculture - January 2009 Food security the challenges for agriculture - January 2009  (77 KB)

  Stepping Up Knowledge for Corporate Property Managers July 2005 Stepping Up Knowledge for Corporate Property Managers July 2005  (2280 KB)

  Profitable Business is the Focus for Agriculture and its Educational Institutions - July 2003 Profitable Business is the Focus for Agriculture and its Educational Institutions - July 2003  (5075 KB)

  Education Aids Farm Business - July 2002 Education Aids Farm Business - July 2002  (2540 KB)

  Productivity Increased Through Leading And Managing Staff - August 2001 Productivity Increased Through Leading And Managing Staff - August 2001  (836 KB)

  Future Farmers Need The Edge - July 2001 Future Farmers Need The Edge - July 2001  (2539 KB)

  Strategies to Improve Business Culture - July 2001 Strategies to Improve Business Culture - July 2001  (2132 KB)

  Future Challenge : Management Skills for Farmers - December 2000 Future Challenge : Management Skills for Farmers - December 2000  (2430 KB)

  Staff Training Versus Management Discipline - December 2000 Staff Training Versus Management Discipline - December 2000  (2847 KB)

  Staff Reaction to Workplace Change - November 2000 Staff Reaction to Workplace Change - November 2000  (3294 KB)

  Staff training increases productivity - October 2000 Staff training increases productivity - October 2000  (1179 KB)

  Staff training - think it through - June 2000 Staff training - think it through - June 2000  (864 KB)

  Staff appraisals encourage better business performance - May 2000 Staff appraisals encourage better business performance - May 2000  (733 KB)

  Job Descriptions Make good Business Sense - March 2000 Job Descriptions Make good Business Sense - March 2000  (856 KB)

  Resumes, interviews and the role of employment testing - December 1999 Resumes, interviews and the role of employment testing - December 1999  (805 KB)

  Motivation Is The Key To Retaining Staff - December 1999 Motivation Is The Key To Retaining Staff - December 1999  (555 KB)

  A Sound Recruitment Process Can Save Money - December 1999 A Sound Recruitment Process Can Save Money - December 1999  (445 KB)

Case Studies

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The Rural Entrepreneur Case Studies are published by the Centre for the Study of Agribusiness (CSA) at Marcus Oldham College. The purpose of these case studies is to provide a brief exploration of the issues faced by successful rural entrepreneurs when they were establishing their businesses. They have been written to provide information and inspiration for budding rural entrepreneurs.

CSRA gratefully acknowledges the entrepreneurs in these case studies for the generous donation of their time, their experience and their insights.


Documents

Videos

  Tahbilk Wines Tahbilk Wines  (834 KB)

  Summer Snow Juice Summer Snow Juice  (766 KB)

  Boundary Bend Olives Boundary Bend Olives  (458 KB)

  Riordan Group Riordan Group  (324 KB)

  Think Fencing Think Fencing  (723 KB)

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