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Detachable work shirt sleeves claims the ‘Winning Pitch’ title at the Brilliant Business Kids Festival

Students, teachers and parents from across Australia united at The University of Sydney Business School for a national pitch competition – all with a focus on ideas which addressed agricultural issues. Reducing weeds using drones and making vertic...


Climate research collaboration heats up with new direction for 2019

An eight year climate research partnership between industry, government and research institutions is moving into its third phase with a renewed strategic direction, set to boost industry preparedness for a changing climate.


AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open for university students looking forward to a career in rural industries

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are now open. Students studying an agriculture-related degree, in their last two years of study, are eligible to apply.


Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ builds the capability of future rural leaders

Life is a road trip with twists and turns. How can we support one another to navigate the road to gender equality? This was the driving question for 18 rural high school students who attended the Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ in November and...


A buzzy year for honey bee and pollination research

The AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program continues to support leading research that ensures a productive and sustainable Australian beekeeping industry, and secures the pollination of our agricultural sector.


New advisory panel to drive strategic direction for high potential emerging industries

The appointment of an expert panel to support the establishment of high potential rural industries is set to put Australian emerging industries on the map.


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...