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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.


evokeAG. 2020 early bird tickets on sale

AgriFutures Australia is proud to announce that it will once again host Asia Pacific’s largest agrifood tech event, evokeAG. Join innovators from across the region and around the world on an aligned conversation on food and farming, which will allo...


Farm safety gains traction but improvements needed

Tractors and quad bikes remain the leading causes of injury on Australian farms but deaths from both vehicles have declined since 2017, according to new research.


Green banana rum? Waste crusader Krista Watkins takes on new opportunities

The past six months have been overwhelmingly successful for Walkamin local Krista Watkins, who was named the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner. Together with her husband Rob, the business-savvy duo have built the world’s fir...


AgriFutures™ Thoroughbred Horses Program researcher spotlight: Dr Martina Jelocnik

This April we’re shining the spotlight on Dr Martina Jelocnik, a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Dr Jelocnik is working to reduce pregnancy losses in Australia’s thoroughbred horses industry by revealing basic information on...


Farmers2Founders workshops facilitating emerging entrepreneurs

AgriFutures Australia is proud to support Farmers2Founders (F2F), a new entrepreneurship program designed to support primary producers adopt emerging technologies, new business models and embrace changing consumer markets.


Twenty-five passionate rural leaders are set to embark on their director journeys

An agtech incubator, a precision weed control scientist, an insect farmer and a logistics officer from the Air Force who now tracks soil health. These are just some of the 25 passionate rural leaders who have been selected to complete the Australian ...