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Students tackle ag issues with new entrepreneurial learning program

Students from seven schools across Australia are tackling prominent agricultural issues in a new school program which teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.


New online platform maps Australia’s renewable energy hotspots

A new online platform called AREMI identifies the location, availability and volume of biomass, and has been flagged as a pivotal tool to boost investment in Australia’s renewable energy sector.


Our pledge to support women in ag take on leadership roles

In what has been described as a ‘watershed moment’, 11 leading agricultural bodies have pledged to ensure more women take on leadership roles within their organisations.


Gary Sansom Scholar boosting youth appeal of chicken meat industry

University of Adelaide Honours student Ashlee Morgan has been awarded the inaugural 2018 Gary Sansom Scholarship, supporting leadership in chicken meat research.


Food and Fibre with Flair collaboration connecting women in rice and cotton

Rice Extension’s Women in Rice are joining forces with Wincott - Women in Cotton to bring Food and Fibre with Flair to Griffith on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. The event will unite women in the rice and cotton industries, and promote education and empowe...


Local Business and Technology Forums offer expert advice for rice and irrigation businesses

Rice Extension, in conjunction with industry sponsors, are hosting a series of Business and Technology Forums across the Riverina to promote good on-farm decision making in light of new technology developments in the industry.


2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement confirmed for Monday, 15 October 2018

Anticipation and excitement is building for the prominent annual AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner at Parliament House in Canberra. Tickets to the black tie event are now on sale.


Science throws honey researchers a curve ball on hunt for bioactivity secrets

A research project screening Western Australian honey for bioactivity traits that could support health products is uncovering some surprising results.


Emerging industries offer multimillion dollar investment opportunities

Twenty six high potential rural industries have been identified in a new AgriFutures Australia report, offering insight into the industries that can meet changing demand and make a strong contribution to Australia’s economy.


Rural minds to ignite fresh ideas for our agricultural sector

A dairy robotic milking system expert, entrepreneurs, graziers, a native food consultant and researchers are just some of the bright rural sparks chosen for the new AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel.


New R&D Advisory Panel announced for pasture seeds industry

A new AgriFutures™ Pasture Seeds Program Advisory Panel has been announced following a national search for industry experts to innovate the industry.


Award winning researcher a step closer to breeding Varroa-resistant bees

Injecting a natural type of bacteria called Wolbachia into the abdomen of honey bees could help to solve a leading cause of honey bee deaths worldwide.


AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award winners revealed

Seven exceptional women have been recognised for their contribution to Australia’s rural industries by being named state and territory winners of the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.


2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship students revealed

Fourteen university students from across Australia have been awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in recognition of their leadership potential and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.


Scanning for high impact innovations key to transforming Australian agriculture

Technology driven disruptions are increasingly driving growth in rural industries. While Australian agriculture has a strong record in technology development and adoption, we need to proactively seek alternative sources of innovation and sift out the...


Wet summer could deliver multi-million dollar bee hive loss

Apiarists are on high alert following a surge in small hive beetle populations due to dry spring conditions and a wet, humid end to summer.