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29.10.20

Fact vs fiction: A new tool to detect gene editing in thoroughbred horses

Critical to protecting the welfare of thoroughbred horses and the integrity of the industry is efficiently detecting the illegal practice of gene editing. Gene editing, a method of gene doping used to artificially and illegally enhance performance in...

28.10.20

Growers urged to check summer crops for signs of fall armyworm

As fall armyworm continues to spread across Australia, growers are encouraged to be proactive in monitoring summer crops.

28.10.20

Sharing responsibility for stewardship of the land and sea

‘Environmental responsibility’ was identified as the number one driver of community trust in Australia’s rural industries. The recent results from a collaborative research project carried out by the Voconiq (powered by CSIRO) identified that th...

27.10.20

Olive Gap Organic Farm are telling their provenance story to create a thriving business

When it comes to food and fibre, consumers want to know who produced it, where it was produced and how it was produced. AgriFutures Australia funded work has shown building provenance through storytelling is becoming critical to the success of rural ...

26.10.20

Making Chook Food: How research is helping the chicken meat sector find the perfect nutritional balance

Research backed by AgriFutures Australia is helping the Australian chicken meat industry develop a low-protein approach to the nutritional requirements of meat chickens - a move which will also help to improve sustainability.

23.10.20

A rising tide lifts all boats

For Cressida Cains, 2020 NSW AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Winner, cheese and its sustainable, artisanal creation is both her passion and her life work. Choosing a tree change after a life working in Sydney’s wine industry, Cressida and her husba...

22.10.20

A global perspective for the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel

A passion for training the next generation of poultry nutritionists, combined with a commitment to bridging the gap between research and industry adoption are just some of the driving factors behind the appointment of Professor Eugeni Roura and Dr Ti...

20.10.20

Hats off to rural women making a difference

To mark International Day of Rural Women, AgriFutures Australia Chair, Mrs Kay Hull AM takes the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the rural women across our industries who are making a difference everyday.

20.10.20

Applications now open for AgriFutures Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is encouraging exporters, agronomists, hay processors and animal nutritionists, with an interest in contributing to the profitability and sustainability of the export fodder industry, to apply for the AgriFutures Export Fodder ...

16.10.20

AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program researcher spotlight: Peter Entwistle

Peter Entwistle, a tea tree agronomist for North East Agriculture Services, is working with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD on a new project, funded by the AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program, to identify and prioritise invertebrate pes...

15.10.20

Rural Women: From child services to dairy farming

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. One of these incredible women is Sarah Parker....

15.10.20

Catherine Chicken has worn many hats and embodies adaptability – the key to a bright future for agriculture

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. One of these incredible women is Catherine Chic...

15.10.20

Meet the women leading the charge on Rural Futures at AgriFutures Australia

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. Three of these incredible women are Jennifer Me...

15.10.20

From mentee to mentor: If you don’t see it, you can’t be it

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. One of these incredible women is Rachel Carson....

15.10.20

A new book tells the stories of some of Australia’s most influential rural women

On the International Day of Rural Women, the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is launching a new book celebrating the contribution of the Award through the lens of the women who have been a part of its 21-year history.

13.10.20

Georgie Troup is proof that being a leader in ag isn’t about gender; it’s about hard work and getting your hands dirty

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. One of these incredible women is Georgie Troup ...