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2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Finalists revealed

Seven exceptional women have been recognised for their contribution to Australia's rural and emerging industries, businesses and communities by being named national finalists of the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award.


Partnering with Plan Bee leads to easier genetic selection says The Bee Farmer

Adrian Grew knows a thing or two about producing quality bees.


Winds of change for one small farming community

For two decades the Woorak Community and Land Management Group has struggled with understanding and managing the large variations in traditional seasonal conditions. Isolated by their location in the Northern Wimmera, about 1.5 hours from the South A...


Tickets now on sale for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement

The National Winner and Runner Up of the AgriFutures Rural Women's Award will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Tuesday, 6 September 2022 at the Great Hall, Parliament House in Canberra. The highly anticipated event returns after a two-year hiatus...


Get clear on your purpose and you can change an industry

Jacqueline Wilson-Smith's epiphany came to her in 2017, back when she was leading a global sustainable packaging project.


How Allison Clark is helping those with literacy issues thrive in business

Adults in Tasmania are disproportionately affected by illiteracy, with up to 49 per cent in some regions considered functionally illiterate. Allison Clark is determined to change these figures.


Keeping up with one of the fastest growing industries in agriculture

Horticulture is projected to be the largest growth sector in agriculture, so it makes sense they're investing in the people who will be driving this said growth.


Rent-to-buy: farm edition

Inaugural AgriFutures Rural Women's Acceleration Grant recipient, Fiona Taylor is a woman on a mission, she wants young people to feel they have a future on the land.


Bee Tech Challenge seeks solutions to secure a brighter future for our bees

As technology becomes an increasingly critical component in the war against globally declining bee populations, AgriFutures Australia has launched the inaugural Bee Tech Challenge. 


Seaweed researcher named AgriFutures Australia Researcher of the Year

Adrian Spencer, a Victorian-based seaweed researcher has recently been announced as the AgriFutures Australian Researcher of the Year.


Adrian Spencer, AgriFutures Australia Researcher of the Year

A sampan is a traditional wooden boat operated in China and throughout Southeast Asia. Made up of just three simple planks, they are commonly used to take produce and other goods from their source to a marketplace. It's the inspiration for the name...


Professor Shubiao Wu, Runner Up of the AgriFutures Australia Research Awards

Professor Shubiao Wu has spent the past 14 years of his career working in poultry research at the University of New England in Armidale. He is widely known and respected for his studies in the field – but it's one that he ended up in by total acc...


Dr Lida Omaleki, Runner Up of the AgriFutures Australia Research Awards

Lida Omaleki is a long way from where she grew up – but from Iran to Australia, the Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine feels right at home in the University of Queensland labs, where she's completing important work in support of a healthy, efficient...


Dr Trudy Sharp, Runner Up of the AgriFutures Australia Research Awards

Dr Trudy Sharp has dedicated her career to animal welfare. She's now combining her love of science and psychology in way that's having a significant impact on the way kangaroos are managed in New South Wales.


2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship winners announced

20 scholars have been awarded the 2022 Horizon Scholarship, an initiative supported by seven Research and Development Corporations (RDC's), along with Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and FMC Australasia to deve...


Aquatic AI seeks investors to scale high-tech marron system

Automation and enhanced nutritional strategies are the secret to Aquatic AI's superior marron production system.