The Cicerone Project was a producer-led research and development project which commenced in 1998 and wound up in 2007.
The Cicerone Project was conducted from 1998 to 2007. From 2007 up to August 2013, we worked on publishing 24 peer-reviewed papers describing the Project from concept to reflections. Due to the substantial goodwill from participants, this publishing effort was an in-kind contribution from all of the 48 co-authors. Also, participants thought it was important to leave a legacy of what was a unique farmer-led project.
This web site was first published in September 2014.
The Cicerone Board
Over the duration of the Cicerone Project, we had many producer Board members as well as representatives of collaborating partners elected to the Board at the Annual General Meetings.
The producer members were: Kim Barnet, Hugh Beattie, Clare Belfield, John Beynon, Andrew Burgess, Terry Coventry (Chairman), Richard Croft, Simon Croft, Phillip Dutton, Murray Fenwicke, Lachlan Fulloon, Brian Gream, John Hartmann, Ross King, Janne Portas, Hugh Sutherland (inaugural Chairman), Rob Taylor, Mark Waters and Tim Wright.
Board members from collaborating partners were: Clare Edwards (NSW Department of Primary Industries), Doug Gray (University of New England), Betty Hall (Consulant veterinarian), Bob Marchant (NSW Department of Primary Industries), David Paull (CSIRO), Jim Scott (University of New England), Pauline Smith (NSW TAFE), Sonia Williams (Landcare) and Rob Woolaston (CSIRO).
Obviously, the Board was not too keen on getting their photos taken at any one time - they were somewhat camera shy! Here are a couple of images of some of them who showed up for meetings in 2001 and 2006!
During the Cicerone Project, four postgraduates undertook their studies in conjunction with the Project. They were Karl Behrendt, Alison Colvin, Fiona Scott, and Libuseng Shakhane. See the Publications page for links to their articles published in the Special Issue of Animal Production Science.
There were so many people who helped the Cicerone Project become such a success ...
The Cicerone Project was financially supported principally through Australian Wool Innovation, the Australian Sheep CRC and the University of New England. Considerable in-kind support was provided by NSW Department of Primary Industries, CSIRO and the University of New England.