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AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat research goes global

AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat researcher Dr Sonia Liu has received a prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship for her work focused on low protein diets in chickens.


A private tour of Google HQ is all in a day’s work for an AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholar

You’re heading into your first year of university and are daunted yet excited about the year to come. You have no clue what is in store but let your mind wander over the possibilities on the horizon. What comes to mind? The places you might get to ...


Applications Open: AgriFutures Australia Pasture Seeds Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is calling for applications from suitably qualified individuals to join our Pasture Seeds Advisory Panel. The Pasture Seeds Program is focused on certified pasture species, including medics, Lucerne, serradella, sub-clover and c...


Food security: Australian agriculture needs next-gen entrepreneurs

AgriFutures Australia and have joined forces to deliver an exciting education program called AgriFutures™ that teaches school kids in rural and regional Australia to solve the problems facing agriculture using inno...


Thoroughbred Horses open call for researchers

As part of its commitment to thriving rural industries, AgriFutures Australia has commenced a research open call for preliminary RD&E proposals to address the priorities of the Australian thoroughbred industry.


Opinion: Greater diversity will benefit rural industries

John Harvey, Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia says increasing diversity in rural industries will be important to unlock the innovation necessary for Australian agriculture to grow and prosper.


Scholarship applications open for university students interested in Agriculture

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are now open. First year students studying an agriculture-related degree, and senior students studying financial services with an interest in agriculture are encouraged to apply.


Pearls of wisdom from an AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholar

From helping harvest millions of pearls to viewing million-dollar loans, Jack Scifleet has packed many experiences in his first 22 years.


Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ inspires future female leaders

From primary school to Prime Minister, how can we create strong pathways to power for women? This was the leading question for senior rural high school students vying for the Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’, where winners experienced four days o...


More than you see… How diversity in decision-makers is benefiting rural businesses

AgriFutures Australia funded research has shown a variety of business benefits linked to diversity in senior leadership across rural industries, including increased profitability, productivity and innovation.


Funding call to innovate Australian pasture seeds industry

An exciting opportunity is on offer for researchers, farmers and engineers to innovate the pasture seed industry’s approach to medic and sub-clover harvesting.


Women in Rice, Deniliquin connecting women on the land

Building on the success of the inaugural event, Women in Rice is coming to Deniliquin on Monday 27 November to connect, empower and educate women involved in the rice industry and wider farming community.


Smart startup saving water and Australia’s iconic reef

North Queensland cane farmers are saving up to 20% on irrigation costs courtesy of sensors and micro weather stations designed by an AgriFutures Australia sponsored startup. The WaterSave solution, led by serial startup entrepreneur Damian Zammit, is...


Holistic approach to research key to Aussie chicken meat efficiency

The Australian chicken meat industry is recognised as one of the most efficient in the world and to keep the industry on its perch a holistic approach to innovative research is a key. To understand the industry priorities, we spoke with AgriFutures A...


A powerful gathering focused on the future of Australian agriculture

The AgriFutures Australia Stakeholder Forum, held in Wagga Wagga on 26 October 2017, marked another first for the organisation, bringing together key stakeholders in one location to learn, connect and hear first-hand how we can shape the future of Au...


National Agriculture Day: Why education and positivity are the key to our sector’s success

AgriFutures Australia’s new General Manager, Research and Innovation, Michael Beer says there’s a lot to celebrate on National Agriculture Day and the future of the sector is bright indeed.