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Applications open: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications for the AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel.


Applications open: AgriFutures™ Ginger Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from ginger growers with an interest in, and passion for, research and development (RD&E) to join the AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel.


A new year and a new crop of leaders for AgriFutures™ Rice Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is pleased to welcome growers Antony Vagg and Laura Kaylock to the AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel who will step into the positions of retiring panel members Barry Kirkup and Garry Knagge.


New communities and a fresh look for extensionAUS™ in 2019

A fresh look and launch of six new communities of practice in the past six months has created renewed enthusiasm for extensionAUS™ in 2019, highlighting the value of the online extension tool for Australian rural industries.


A new opportunity to ignite your director journey

AgriFutures Australia is offering 25 passionate rural leaders the opportunity to complete the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Foundations of Directorship program.


ABC Heywire puts young regional Australians at the center of conversations

52 young people from across our nation came together in Canberra this month to develop exciting new solutions to improve the lives of people their age in regional, rural and remote Australia. AgriFutures Australia was once again very proud to support...


Agricultural entrepreneur pockets $20,000 at evokeAG Pitch Tent competition

Close to 1,200 international delegates packed Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building on Wednesday, 20 February to cheer on the four Pitch Tent winners announced at the inaugural, sold-out evokeAG. event.


The future of food and fibre laid bare on day 2 of evokeAG

Robots, drones, ‘braindates’ and molecular whiskey brewed in a lab. No, it’s not “The Matrix” but the latest from leaders in agriculture on day two of evokeAG. in Melbourne.


A rich harvest of agriculture, innovation and technology at day one of evokeAG

The best and brightest in the agricultural field planted seeds of inspiration to a sold-out crowd in Melbourne today.


Gary Sansom Scholar’s research a global game changer for chicken breeding

University of Adelaide PhD student Joshua Angove has been awarded the 2019 Gary Sansom Scholarship, supporting leadership in chicken meat research.


Technology in agriculture: critical to success but are we ready?

Adoption of emerging technologies in Australian agriculture is expanding at a rate faster than the consumer’s capacity to understand the opportunities - creating an urgent need to explore community perception and regulatory challenges around the us...


New collaborative approach to rural health and safety

AgriFutures Australia is part of a new partnership to improve our rural industry's health and safety record and will focus on incorporating innovative research and extension.


Detachable work shirt sleeves claims the ‘Winning Pitch’ title at the Brilliant Business Kids Festival

Students, teachers and parents from across Australia united at The University of Sydney Business School for a national pitch competition – all with a focus on ideas which addressed agricultural issues. Reducing weeds using drones and making vertic...


Climate research collaboration heats up with new direction for 2019

An eight year climate research partnership between industry, government and research institutions is moving into its third phase with a renewed strategic direction, set to boost industry preparedness for a changing climate.


AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open for university students looking forward to a career in rural industries

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are now open. Students studying an agriculture-related degree, in their last two years of study, are eligible to apply.


Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ builds the capability of future rural leaders

Life is a road trip with twists and turns. How can we support one another to navigate the road to gender equality? This was the driving question for 18 rural high school students who attended the Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ in November and...