We are proud to partner with industry groups as a demonstration of our commitment to Australian agriculture.
Partnering with rural communities
At Rural Bank we believe in a bright future for agriculture, and are pleased to partner with industry groups who share this vision.
The National Centre for Farmer Health
The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) is a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University and is based in Hamilton, Western Victoria. The Centre encompasses university research, service delivery and education that provides national leadership in improving the health, wellbeing and safety of farm men and women, their families and rural communities across Australia.
Cultivate Farms’ vision is to rejuvenate regional communities. They help next generation farmers by removing some of the barriers to farm ownership. They believe this is one of the main causes of regional decline.
Cultivate Farms connect next generation farmers with retiring farmers and investors. Their farm matchmaking services aims to find mutually-beneficial farm sharing outcomes.
A key program for Cultivate Farms is the Cultivator program. Farmers go through a boot-camp to build confidence before pitching to potential investors.
Birchip Cropping Group
Birchip Cropping Group Inc. (BCG) is a not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation based in the Victorian Wimmera and Mallee. BCG’s mission is to improve the prosperity of Australia’s broadacre farmers through applied science-based research, and extension. BCG is recognised both nationally and internationally as a credible and independent organisation that provides evidence, support and tools for improving farm management practices and profitability.