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Applications open: AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel.


Who went carbon neutral first: chicken or the egg?

The more than 20 million Australians who regularly eat chicken and eggs will soon lower their dietary carbon footprint thanks to a new carbon neutral project from Australia’s poultry industries.


The Western Australia city of Perth will host evokeAG on 15-16 February 2022

AgriFutures Australia in partnership with the Western Australian Government have postponed the evokeAG 2021 event to 15 – 16 February 2022, in recognition of the unprecedented impact COVID-19 has had on the economy particularly on those businesses ...


Report finds the future of the Australian rice industry depends on making every drop of water count

Australian rice growers can justifiably call themselves some of the world’s most efficient producers. As an industry, it grows more top quality rice with less water than anywhere else in the world but to thrive into the future, an urgent step-chang...


NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program 2020 cohort announced

Twelve outstanding women with skills and a vision for agriculture have been selected for the National Farmers' Federation's 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. And we are proud as punch because out of the twelve women selected, six are ...


Applications Open: AgriFutures Australia Honey Bee and Pollination Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for a position on the AgriFutures Australia Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel. Applicants require experience in the commercial pollination industry, or in ...


Applications now open: AgriFutures Emerging Industries Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking expressions of interest from experienced individuals to join the AgriFutures Emerging Industries Advisory Panel.


Racing to improve jockey health and safety

The only profession more dangerous than professional horseracing is off-shore fishing, with jockeys five times more likely to sustain a workplace concussion than AFL footballers. La Trobe University researcher Dr Brad Wright is using virtual-reality ...


AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program researcher spotlight: Gail Lowe

As tea tree matures, like other woody plants, it becomes more difficult to propagate through cuttings (also known as vegetatively) as the propagules (new plants) have poor rooting and form, as well as reduced vigour. Gail Lowe, PhD at Southern Cross ...


AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program researcher spotlight: Dr Gareth Forde

This month we’re shining the research torch on Dr Gareth Forde, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology and Managing Director and Principal Engineer of All Energy Pty Ltd and


AgriFutures Australia expands its Chicken Meat Program and its world-class research

AgriFutures Australia is expanding its Chicken Meat Program with the appointment of new staff to complement its investment in our largest levied industry.


2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner and National Announcement postponed

Due to the uncertain environment with COVID-19 and the ongoing social distancing protocol that is in place, AgriFutures Australia has decided to postpone the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner and National Announcement.


AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program researcher spotlight: Priscilla Gerber

We’re shining the research torch on Priscilla Gerber, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England. The broad objective of this project is to determine whether testing of non-invasive popu...


Investing in improving the adoption of chicken meat R&D

The AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program has invested in a new four-year extension and training project with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland. Through targeted extension resources and activities the team aim to enhance the adoption ...


Blueprint for a $billion Australian seaweed industry

AgriFutures Australia has announced a new project with the Australian Seaweed Institute to develop the blueprint for the emerging seaweed industry in Australia. The industry is forecast to create new coastal jobs, help to protect and regenerate water...


Plan to protect Australian lucerne industry from exotic disease

A project to protect the Australian lucerne seed industry from possible exotic disease incursions including alfalfa dwarf disease (ADD) has scanned lucerne paddocks for viruses associated with the damaging disease.