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Collective farm safety strategy maps new ground for industry

A timely cross-sector alliance to improve farm safety has launched its strategy this week as figures show primary industries have eight times the fatality rate of other Australian industries.


Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Tea Tree Oil Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from individuals with an agricultural research/science background and a passion for/interest in research, development and extension (RD&E), for the AgriFutures™ Tea Tree Oil Program Advisory Panel....


From our farmers: why you need to secure your evokeAG. 2020 early bird tickets

Farmers from Deniliquin, Wagga Wagga and Mareeba share their evokeAG. highlights and with just one week left to secure your early bird tickets, it’s time to save your seat at the Asia Pacific’s largest agrifood tech event.


Producers invited to join in world-first entrepreneurship development program

AgriFutures Australia is excited to be hosting the next Farmers2Founders’ (F2F) workshop in Wagga Wagga, NSW linking primary producers to global innovation and technology experts.


Probiotics study shows promise in detecting and treating disease in honeybees

Preliminary trials have shown there to be a direct correlation between gut bacterial numbers in honeybees and the overall health of hives.


Lucerne trials reveal water stress response

Twenty-nine commercial and pre-release lucerne varieties have been put to the test under modified irrigation management systems.


Tickets now on sale for the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement

The National Winner and Runner-Up of AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award will be announced on Wednesday 11 September at a Gala Dinner at Parliament House in Canberra. Tickets to the black tie event are limited and are now on sale.


Propolis Production: A Potential Boon for the Australian Beekeeping Industry

Australian beekeepers could earn an extra $1,400 a year by incorporating propolis production into their annual honey harvest, according to a new report commissioned by AgriFutures Australia.


Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications for two positions on the AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel from Exporter companies with an interest in, and passion for, RD&E.


evokeAG. 2020 Future Young Leaders Program applications open

Are you a young Aussie or New Zealander with an informed opinion on how we need to shape our agriculture sector? Do you have what it takes to share your views, on stage, to an international audience? You could be an evokeAG. 2020 Future Young Leader....


Women in Rice, connecting women in Agriculture

With thanks to Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), Rice Extension are excited to invite you to the 2019 Women in Rice network event on Friday, 14 June 2019, Finley New South Wales.


Freight costs drive global performance for Australia’s agricultural commodities

Freight costs continue to dampen Australia’s competitiveness on the international commodities market with a new report out today showing that logistics are the largest single cost item in the production of many agricultural products.


AgriFutures™ Ginger Program researcher spotlight: Guy Coleman

This May we're shining the research torch on Guy Coleman, a researcher from the University of Sydney who's based in Narrabri, NSW. Weed control in ginger production systems is reliant on labour intensive spot-spraying and hand pulling, resulting in ...


2019 Future rural leaders urged to challenge the status quo as they embark on their director’s journey

Twenty-five passionate rural leaders are prepared to make an impact and shape the future of agriculture now that they have completed the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Foundations of Directorship program. An agtech incubator, a precisio...


2019 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship “next gen” winners announced

AgriFutures Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of its Horizon Scholarship. Twelve young people from across Australia are recognised for their talent and commitment to the future of agriculture.


New ‘no rules’ trading environment unsettles Australian agricultural exports

New research shows uncertainty from ongoing bilateral trade wars between China and the United States have set the global trading environment back decades and undermined Australian agricultural exports.