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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.


Robots revolutionising antimicrobial resistance testing

Robots are revolutionising testing for antimicrobial resistance in an Australian-first project, partnered by AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program has collaborated with Australian Pork Limited, Murdoch University and a number of ...


Research into popular Aussie pastime on track

If you enjoy a day at the races, or just partake in the Melbourne Cup Day office sweep, be assured that the research, development and extension (RD&E) into the future of this popular Australian pastime is on track.


Improving skills and enriching knowledge focus for Rice Extension

AgriFutures™ Rice Extension is central to connecting people in the Australian rice industry to ensure productive growers and a sustainable future.


From petri dish to lifesaver – consumers welcome Manuka honey

From modest beginnings in petri dishes to helping save lives, the leptospermum plant from which Manuka honey is derived is becoming increasingly important.


Don’t miss out on applying for inspiring Rural Women’s Award

There’s just two weeks left to apply for the new-look 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.


Agriculture still the most dangerous workplace in Australia

Forty-four workers from the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector died on the job in 2016, according to new statistics from Safe Work Australia, maintaining the agriculture sector’s dubious title of being the nation’s most dangerous workplace....


Applications open for RD&E funding to address industry priorities

As part of its commitment to thriving rural industries, AgriFutures Australia has commenced a research open call for preliminary RD&E proposals to address chicken meat and export fodder industry priorities.


AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award: It’s about positively impacting rural industries and communities

2016 Victorian Rural Women’s Award Winner, Dr Jessica Lye, is proof it doesn’t matter where you work but it does matter what you do to impact rural industries and rural and regional communities. Here she shares why she believes women from all acr...


Four new AgriFutures Australia Board Directors announced

The Chair of AgriFutures Australia, Mrs Kay Hull AM has welcomed the appointment of four new non-executive Directors to the Board of AgriFutures Australia by Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston....


The latest in ag-tech and precision ag

Driverless tractors, mobile rainmakers, drones and a seed-drill, which can fold from 24 metres wide to 5.4 metres in less than five minutes – welcome to the future of agriculture! The industry has been spoilt for ag-tech demonstrations in New Sout...


Supporting emerging leaders in ag

When AgriFutures Australia sponsored one of the youngest recipient of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) Course 24 we knew there was a trailblazer in the making. Rebecca Milliken, 29, was chosen along with 32 others from more than 350 ap...


Conversation starter: Transformation and change

Thirty-seven Horizon scholars gathered at Lake Hume Resort for the annual Horizon Scholarship workshop in July this year. The students ranged from first to final year in their university studies, all of whom are studying agriculture-related degrees. ...


An ambitious new direction to grow the prosperity of our rural industries

AgriFutures Australia is the new name for Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), but it’s much more than a name change, according to Managing Director John Harvey. The organisation has set its sights on a bold new direction ...


Applications open for inspiring Rural Women’s Award

Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are being encouraged to apply for the new-look AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.


WA’s Tanya Dupagne wins prestigious award

Innovator, philanthropist and community leader, Tanya Dupagne, Camp Kulin Director, from Western Australia’s wheatbelt has been named the 2017 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner, and South Australia’s Simone Kain the National Ru...