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Blockchain technology to unlock tea tree oil’s potential

The Australian tea tree oil industry’s biggest challenge – adulteration – is set to be tackled by new blockchain supply chain traceability. Application testing is due to start this month after the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association discov...


Red hot rice research underpins industry’s future

Exclusive access to behind-the-scenes research and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) rice breeding team are on the menu for the 2020 Rice Industry Field Day at the Yanco Agricultural Institute on Thursday, March 5.


evokeAG. 2020 Day 2 wrap up

More than 1,300 delegates from 22 countries filled the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne for Day 2 of evokeAG. 2020.


evokeAG. 2020 Day 1 wrap up

AgriFutures Australia, Managing Director, John Harvey revealed today that evokeAG. 2021 will head west.


An opportunity to ignite your director journey

AgriFutures Australia is once again offering 25 passionate rural leaders the opportunity to complete the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Foundations of Directorship program.


Industry invited to shape nation-wide industrial hemp variety trials

Expansion of the emerging industrial hemp industry is the focus of the upcoming 2nd Australian Industrial Hemp Conference and a new AgriFutures Australia funded project to build a national industrial hemp variety trial scheme.


Excitement builds for sell-out evokeAG. event

Tickets to evokeAG., Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event have sold out.


Emerging market for alternative proteins an opportunity for Australian agriculture

Research into the changing landscape of protein production in Australia estimates that there will be an additional opportunity of $19.9 billion for the sector by 2030, of which $3.1 billion is attributed to alternative protein categories.


Leadership program has profound impact on Rice Extension Coordinator

Troy Mauger is the Rice Extension Coordinator for the Rice Industry Extension Program which is administered by the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA). Mr Mauger has also been part of the 2019 cohort undertaking the Australian Rural leaders...


A new opportunity for organisations or industry to support the “next gen” of Australian agriculture

In partnership with a range of industry sponsors, the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship is calling for organisations to support the “next gen” of leaders, game changers and influencers in Australian agriculture.


Collaborative approach to take the “Query” out of Q fever

Australian scientists and livestock managers are working collaboratively to reduce the incidence of Q Fever outbreaks in Australia which has one of the world’s highest rates of the disease.


AgriFutures™ Honey Bee and Pollination Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for an advisory panel member to join the AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel.


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.


Registrations open for the Climate and Carbon in Agriculture Conference 2020 hosted by the Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries

Learning more about how Australian agriculture can adapt to key climate risks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of the Climate and Carbon in Agriculture Conference 2020.


Go West! AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel heads to Western Australia

The Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products (CRC HBP) is looking forward to continued collaboration and cooperation with the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination program, following a recent visit by the AgriFutures Australia Honey Bee & Pol...


How to keep chickens cool and save water

In this Australian first, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland researchers Mark Dunlop, Jim McAuley and David Mayer have evaluated in-shed sprinkler cooling technology for use by Australian meat chicken growers.