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Industrial hemp project gets green light

A new AgriFutures Australia project will seed the future of industrial hemp – an ancient fibre crop earmarked as having potential to exceed $10 million as an emerging food and fibre industry by 2025.


New South Wales’ Jo Palmer named the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner and Victoria’s Claire Moore awarded National Runner-Up

New South Wales remote work advocate, Jo Palmer, founder of Pointer Remote Roles, has been named the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner, with Victoria’s Claire Moore the National Runner Up.


Elders’ focus on collaboration is essential for exponential growth in agtech adoption curve

Elders has today announced its partnership with evokeAG. as the Platinum Partner for the second consecutive year. On the back of the announcement, the iconic Australian agribusiness said the event brings together the entire agrifood tech ecosystem - ...


Shining a light on the Australian Rural Leadership Program

Sally Leigo, is the Northern Territory Project Manager at the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia. Ms Leigo is also part of this year’s cohort undertaking the Australian Rural leadership Program (ARLP).


Agriculture – a $100b sector by 2030?

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has put Australia’s agriculture sector on notice by setting an ambitious farm gate production target of $100 billion by 2030, a 66% increase from current production value of approximately $60 billion. While ...


AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program researcher spotlight: Dr Cheryl McCarthy

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) mechatronic engineer Dr Cheryl McCarthy is researching a new way to detect chicken welfare using machine vision, a camera technology with artificial intelligence akin to face recognition. The research is the fi...


evokeAG. 2020 Startup Program applications now open

AgriFutures Australia has unearthed four fresh and exciting opportunities for agrifood tech startups to make their mark at their Melbourne-based event, evokeAG. on 18-19 February 2020. Startups will be able to showcase their ideas to an international...


Farmers shape the future of their environmental frontline influence

Australian farmers are on the frontline of delivering environmental outcomes on behalf of the wider community – owning, managing and caring for 61% of the nation’s land mass.


Re-appointment of AgriFutures Australia Chairperson Kay Hull AM

AgriFutures Australia, Managing Director, John Harvey has congratulated Kay Hull AM on her re-appointment as AgriFutures Australia chairperson for another three year term.


Young ag guns ready to shake things up at evokeAG. 2020

Will social media bridge the gap between the producer and the consumer? What’s the key for encouraging farmers to adopt new technologies? Eight young and provocative emerging leaders in our agricultural industry have the answers and have been selec...


Applications open for iconic 2020 Australian Rural Leadership Program

Applications are now open for the 2020 Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) Program. The ARLP is a 15-month leadership development program that takes places over five sessions across Australia and Vietnam.


AgriFutures Australia welcomes new Manager, Research for Rice, Export Fodder and Ginger

AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Research John Smith has welcomed Lucinda Staley to the AgriFutures team based in Wagga Wagga, NSW as Manager, Research – Rice, Export Fodder and Ginger.


Blue sky thinking pinpoints futuristic ag innovations

A three-year project aimed at unearthing new ways to move Australian agriculture forward has wrapped up with a list of 39 emerging technologies and 24 new industries.


Proactive farming sector key to Australia meeting carbon targets

An engaged farming sector could tip the odds in Australia’s favour when it comes to meeting carbon emission targets, according to new AgriFutures Australia-commissioned research.


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....