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2020 QLD AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award goes to Elisha Parker

Reaching out to and interacting with consumers is an over-arching passion for central Queensland cattle producer Elisha Parker and it's her online marketing platform that has helped her take out the 2020 Queensland AgriFutures Rural Women's Award....


Pasture seed industry collaborates to improve harvesting techniques

Innovative design modifications to a Horwood Bagshaw clover seed harvester is the first step to bringing subterranean clover and annual medic harvesting methods rapidly into the 21st Century.


2020 TAS AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Karen Brock has been named the Tasmanian winner of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.


Australian Rural Leadership Program announce 27th cohort

Lisa Anderson is a Riverina pasture seed grower and prime lamb producer based near Wagga Wagga NSW. Ms Anderson has been selected in this year’s cohort undertaking the Australian Rural leadership Program (ARLP).


Ginger industry biosecurity systems stem disease threat

The implementation of strict biosecurity protocols to combat a disease threat with potential to decimate the ginger industry has earned Templeton Farming Enterprises the 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award.


Open sesame! Australia sets its sights on a domestic sesame industry

AgriFutures Australia is advancing research with commercial partners to promote and advance sesame production in Australia.


Dunkeld animal champion wins 2020 AgriFutures Victorian Rural Women’s Award

A Dunkeld farmer’s passion to boost the resilience of her local community by building connections through animals has seen her take out the 2020 AgriFutures Victorian Rural Women’s Award.


Irrigators set to benefit across the board from Smarter Irrigation for Profit Phase II

Collaborative Smarter Irrigation for Profit Phase II, supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment, as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program aims to enhance productivity and profitability ...


AgriFutures Australia welcomes new Senior Manager, Research – Dr Mila Bristow

AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Research John Smith has welcomed Dr Mila Bristow to the AgriFutures team based in Wagga Wagga, NSW as Senior Manager, Research.


Technology fuelled farm businesses: 5 lessons from our agtech journey

AgriFutures Australia Senior Manager, Business Development Jennifer Medway has written a fascinating piece sharing her personal lessons on how her family farm is adopting the latest tech and innovation. Read on.


People first: Protecting and enhancing agriculture’s most important assets to curb ag safety record

The latest annual statistics for non-intentional farm related incidents in Australia reinforce why a serious culture shift in work health safety (WHS) is needed if the agriculture sector is to shake its hazardous reputation.


AgriFutures Australia Update

Due to current circumstances with the unfolding COVID-19 health pandemic, AgriFutures Australia has asked staff to work remotely and cease travel. The AgriFutures Australia Leadership Team will continue to assess the situation.


Tasmania’s 2020 Rural Women’s Award State Finalists

Meet the four inspiring women from across Tasmania who have been selected as the TAS 2020 Rural Women's Award state finalists.


Queensland’s 2020 Rural Women’s Award State Finalists

Four incredible women from across Queensland have been selected as the state's 2020 Rural Women's Award finalists.


Working from home – could there be a better time than now? Meet Jo Palmer, one of Australia’s leading remote work advocates

The 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award National Winner, Jo Palmer is also a remote work advocate and founder of Pointer Remote Roles. As many businesses and workers now consider the unfamiliar world of "working from home", Jo Palmer is optimistic t...


AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program researcher spotlight: Julia Voelker

We're shining the research torch on Julia Voelker, PhD candidate at Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University, whose project involves sequencing and analysing the genome of Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).