News and Events

Filter by


Green banana rum? Waste crusader Krista Watkins takes on new opportunities

The past six months have been overwhelmingly successful for Walkamin local Krista Watkins, who was named the 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner. Together with her husband Rob, the business-savvy duo have built the world’s fir...


AgriFutures™ Thoroughbred Horses Program researcher spotlight: Dr Martina Jelocnik

This April we’re shining the spotlight on Dr Martina Jelocnik, a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Dr Jelocnik is working to reduce pregnancy losses in Australia’s thoroughbred horses industry by revealing basic information on...


Farmers2Founders workshops facilitating emerging entrepreneurs

AgriFutures Australia is proud to support Farmers2Founders (F2F), a new entrepreneurship program designed to support primary producers adopt emerging technologies, new business models and embrace changing consumer markets.


Twenty-five passionate rural leaders are set to embark on their director journeys

An agtech incubator, a precision weed control scientist, an insect farmer and a logistics officer from the Air Force who now tracks soil health. These are just some of the 25 passionate rural leaders who have been selected to complete the Australian ...


Chicken meat RD&E off to a flying start for 2019

The AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program is off to a flying start for 2019, with a change in leadership and host of new projects in the wings to boost the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production and to deliver safe food and good animal ...


Phase one underway to design a more efficient and sustainable approach for harvesting subterranean clover and annual medic

A new AgriFutures Australia funded project, led by Dr Phil Nichols and Dr William Erskine from the University of Western Australia, aims to develop a more efficient and sustainable harvesting approach for Australian subterranean clover and annual med...


Rice growers urged to shout achievements from the rooftops

The rice industry are on the hunt for the 2019 SunRice Grower of the Year, with nominations for the inaugural award closing Sunday, 31 March 2019.


‘Refreshing, invigorating and inspiring’ – AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholars share their insights from evokeAG.

The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship exposes students to alternative career pathways in agriculture, presents Scholars with industry networking events and encourages innovative work placements. This February, as part of the program, four Scholars a...


Applications open: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications for the AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel.


Applications open: AgriFutures™ Ginger Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from ginger growers with an interest in, and passion for, research and development (RD&E) to join the AgriFutures™ Ginger Program Advisory Panel.


A new year and a new crop of leaders for AgriFutures™ Rice Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is pleased to welcome growers Antony Vagg and Laura Kaylock to the AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel who will step into the positions of retiring panel members Barry Kirkup and Garry Knagge.


New communities and a fresh look for extensionAUS™ in 2019

A fresh look and launch of six new communities of practice in the past six months has created renewed enthusiasm for extensionAUS™ in 2019, highlighting the value of the online extension tool for Australian rural industries.


A new opportunity to ignite your director journey

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


ABC Heywire puts young regional Australians at the center of conversations

52 young people from across our nation came together in Canberra this month to develop exciting new solutions to improve the lives of people their age in regional, rural and remote Australia. AgriFutures Australia was once again very proud to support...


Agricultural entrepreneur pockets $20,000 at evokeAG Pitch Tent competition

Close to 1,200 international delegates packed Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building on Wednesday, 20 February to cheer on the four Pitch Tent winners announced at the inaugural, sold-out evokeAG. event.


The future of food and fibre laid bare on day 2 of evokeAG

Robots, drones, ‘braindates’ and molecular whiskey brewed in a lab. No, it’s not “The Matrix” but the latest from leaders in agriculture on day two of evokeAG. in Melbourne.