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Agriculture’s opportunity to speak a global sustainability language

For AgriFutures Australia’s Senior Manager, Business Development Jennifer Medway, sustainability underpins farming practices on her sheep property at Gunning, NSW, but a new report highlights why Australian agriculture needs to up its game when it ...


Thank you for bee-ing so inspiring: AgriFutures Australia farewells long serving Advisory Panel members

AgriFutures Australia would like to thank Ecologist Professor Saul Cunningham and commercial beekeeper, James Kershaw for their contribution to the industry and their determination to see improved research outcomes for commercial beekeepers. Professo...


Telling our rural industries’ sustainability story key to Australia’s global competitiveness

New research into sustainability measures across rural industries reveals big opportunity for Australian agriculture to spruik its strong sustainability credentials on the international stage.


Research roadmap to march Australia’s insect industry to $10 million

Australia’s insect industry has a practical plan to reach a five year, $10 million per annum industry target thanks to a new roadmap. The industry-led Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) plan developed by AgThentic, with funding from AgriFut...


Farmers with business ideas encouraged to apply for the Farmers2Founders Ideas Program

Applications for the Farmers2Founders Ideas Program are now open and primary producers with a business idea ready for exploring are encouraged to apply.


Bee quick: New honey bee and pollination development grants to boost the industry

AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program is pleased announce new industry development grants are now available to help drive the honey bee and pollination industry. The grants are particularly timely for the industry as it addresses the challenges...


Horizon Scholarship alumni profile: Jasmine Whitten

Former AgriFutures Horizon Scholar Jasmine Whitten has never doubted her career choice. Even at the age of 15, the now 23-year-old says there’s no mistaking, a career in agriculture has always beckoned.


AgriFutures Ginger Program researcher spotlight: Sharon Hamill

Funded by AgriFutures Ginger Program Sharon Hamill, a Senior Principal Scientist from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, based in Nambour, QLD has developed a new commercial clean planting material method using tissue culture.


Roma Britnell: Success is a state of mind

Roma Britnell was named the RIRDC Rural Women's Award National Winner in 2009. Roma's story that will be featured in our AgriFutures Rural Women's Award "Celebrating 21 years" book is about life hurdles, achievements and life in politics.


From sunflowers to social issues: A different journey

Twenty years ago, Annie Pfeffer won the RIRDC Rural Women of the Year Award for Queensland. Today her management role has been spiritually transformed into one of Pastoral Care Supervisor.


A bold step in the history of the Horizon Scholarship Program

The Horizon Scholarship has always been about innovation, ingenuity, connection and creativity. So, this year we decided to do something different and got creative with the delivery of the annual Horizon Workshop in a COVID-19 environment.


2021 Nuffield Scholarship applications open

There are 20 Nuffield Scholarships available, each valued at $30,000, and applications will be open until Friday, 11 September 2020.


Australian Rural Leadership Program applications open

Applications for Course 28 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) are now open and close on Sunday, 16 August 2020.


Top tips for telling your story

As part of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Capacity Building Program, a virtual workshop has been held to arm our 2020 State/Territory Winners and Finalists with the skills to tell their important stories to a broader audience.


AgriFutures Rice Program researcher spotlight: John Hornbuckle

John Hornbuckle and the research team at Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures are looking to technology to make rice growing easier.


Rural industries on track with trust – new research reveals key drivers, risks and opportunities

Insights into the drivers of community trust and acceptance for the rural industries sector have been revealed this month, indicating that trust in rural industries is high—Australians believe fishers, farmers and foresters play an important role i...