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AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open today

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


Breeding program matching oil quality with market demand

The future viability and profitability of the Australian tea tree industry is being advanced by a $1.6 million industry agreement to support a breeding program based at Southern Cross University in Lismore.


Applications for 2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award close in two weeks

Inspiring women who want to shape, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are encouraged to apply for the 2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award before applications close on Thursday, 31 October.


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Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications from individuals representing export companies, who have a passion for/interest in RD&E, to fill two panel member positions within the AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel.


Wanted: RD&E priorities for emerging rural industries

Industry representative organisations or businesses involved in emerging agricultural industries are invited to partner with AgriFutures Australia to increase the production capacity and value of their industry by applying research, development and e...


New partnership to tackle cross-sectoral community trust challenge

Leaders of agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries have come together for a new cross-sectoral community trust program aimed at building the capacity of food and fibre industries to actively engage with, and respond to, changes in community t...


AgTech Finder leading the way for producers navigating a changing tech world

AgriFutures Australia has partnered in a new initiative designed to help connect Australian farmers to a new digital platform – a one-stop shop for the latest in agtech.


Koorabup oats to open areas to hay production in WA

A new oats variety with improved disease resistance is set to open up new areas to hay production in Western Australia.


Industrial hemp project gets green light

A new AgriFutures Australia project will seed the future of industrial hemp – an ancient fibre crop earmarked as having potential to exceed $10 million as an emerging food and fibre industry by 2025.


New South Wales’ Jo Palmer named the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner and Victoria’s Claire Moore awarded National Runner-Up

New South Wales remote work advocate, Jo Palmer, founder of Pointer Remote Roles, has been named the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner, with Victoria’s Claire Moore the National Runner Up.


Elders’ focus on collaboration is essential for exponential growth in agtech adoption curve

Elders has today announced its partnership with evokeAG. as the Platinum Partner for the second consecutive year. On the back of the announcement, the iconic Australian agribusiness said the event brings together the entire agrifood tech ecosystem - ...


Shining a light on the Australian Rural Leadership Program

Sally Leigo, is the Northern Territory Project Manager at the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia. Ms Leigo is also part of this year’s cohort undertaking the Australian Rural leadership Program (ARLP).


Agriculture – a $100b sector by 2030?

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has put Australia’s agriculture sector on notice by setting an ambitious farm gate production target of $100 billion by 2030, a 66% increase from current production value of approximately $60 billion. While ...


AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program researcher spotlight: Dr Cheryl McCarthy

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) mechatronic engineer Dr Cheryl McCarthy is researching a new way to detect chicken welfare using machine vision, a camera technology with artificial intelligence akin to face recognition. The research is the fi...


evokeAG. 2020 Startup Program applications now open

AgriFutures Australia has unearthed four fresh and exciting opportunities for agrifood tech startups to make their mark at their Melbourne-based event, evokeAG. on 18-19 February 2020. Startups will be able to showcase their ideas to an international...