The Lucas Group
Job Title Manager - Extension Services
Date Posted 12/4/2018
Area/Specialty SUGAR/ALL
Location Proserpine, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id CR3173
Job Description

- Lead agronomic extension

- Implement BMP program


Supporting local growers, this grower owned organisation’s goal is to optimise sugar cane production and provide extension services for the application of research from Sugar Research Australia (SRA) and the implementation of Best Management Practice programs (BMP).


The Manager - Extension Services' primary objective will be to optimise sugar cane production and profitability by delivering a range of educational and technical extension services at grower level. These programs may be delivered through regular shed meetings, field days, demonstrations and action learning initiatives.

In working closely with SRA researchers and management, industry representatives and the wider community this role is integral to the implementations of the BMP program. The role will also encompass providing individual “on farm” agronomic advice as requested.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist growers and industry stakeholders to adopt BMP
  • Drive a portfolio of projects aimed at increasing production
  • Monitor field trials and manage research extension
  • Implement the work plan for field officers
  • Develop business opportunities through the promotion of extension services

Skills and Experience

  • Comprehensive agronomic knowledge
  • Understanding of implementing extension services
  • Sound commercial acumen and leadership skills
  • Experience with sugar cane agronomy and production processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills


  • Tertiary qualifications in agricultural science, extension or education


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Caroline Reichstein on +61 8 8201 9999.

Apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to quoting reference number CR3173.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.