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New leadership brings a fresh perspective to the ginger industry

A new panel chair, a search for passionate growers and R&D investment focused on innovative agtech are injecting fresh ideas into the Australian ginger industry.


Consumers to the front as R&D leads the way for Australia’s rural industries

Agricultural research, development and extension (RD&E) is going from strength to strength as Australian rural industries are investing more in understanding and meeting the needs of their consumers and delivering research outcomes that have a real i...


Planting innovative ideas for a brighter farming future

Farmers could soon be monitoring their cattle using GPS trackers, checking electric fences via their mobile phone and increasing crop production with a special plastic mulch. These are just some of the global innovative ideas to be presented in the P...


Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel Chair

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Chair of the AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel.


Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel

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


Research and innovation on the ag-genda on National Agriculture Day

Three local organisations who drive agricultural innovation joined forces on National Agriculture Day to recognise the contribution of our farmers and the role of research in helping them ‘Grow for Good”.


Young agricultural innovators to take the stage at major agrifood tech event

Ten young Australians will shine a light on agriculture’s big issues at evokeAG, a two day event in Melbourne. Tackling agricultural sustainability and exposing metropolitan dwellers to the everyday operations of our farms will be some of the hot t...


Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel

Help support Australia's ginger industry by providing recommendations on research and development projects for the ginger industry. Applications are now open for the AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel.


Would you like to showcase your business at evokeAG? evokeAG Startup Alley applications now open

evokeAG is offering 15 innovative startup businesses in the agricultural or food industries the opportunity to display their ideas to hundreds of delegates from Australia and abroad at the inaugural agrifood tech event within a specific startup exhib...


A fresh research direction for Australia’s certified temperate pasture seed growers

AgriFutures Australia has unveiled a new five-year research, development and extension plan (RD&E) for the certified temperate pasture seeds industry. Boosting harvesting efficiency, improving water productivity, and supporting effective disease, we...


evokeAG program announced

evokeAG Program Announcement: Radical foods a key item on the menu as agrifood tech event releases inaugural program


Embracing agtech: nine practical ways to develop agtech solutions worth adopting

Innovation in agriculture is not a new phenomenon, in fact Australian farmers are considered among the most innovative in the world. New AgriFutures Australia research has uncovered barriers to agtech adoption and ways farmers and other sector stakeh...


Inaugural 2019 Rice Industry Awards to celebrate outstanding rice farmers

The inaugural 2019 Rice Industry Awards are set to uncover the pick of the crop; promoting grower success, recognising contribution and encouraging pride and passion in the dynamic industry.


Gary Sansom Scholarship applications open

The prestigious Gary Sansom Scholarship aims to uncover future chicken meat industry leaders and champion important research working to boost the productivity and sustainability of chicken meat production.


Queensland’s Krista Watkins named the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner

Queensland’s Walkamin banana grower and food waste innovator Krista Watkins, co-founder of Natural Evolution Foods in Far North Queensland, has been named the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner, and Western Australia’s Darr...


Wanted: R&D priorities for emerging rural industries

Industry representative organisations or businesses involved in emerging agricultural industries are invited to partner with AgriFutures Australia to boost production capacity and unlock industry growth potential.