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$2 million for innovative carbon research – open call for proposals

AgriFutures Australia has announced a $2 million carbon initiative to explore new and innovative products, practices and technologies to improve carbon storage or reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) in Australia's agricultural s...


Rice Innovation: restacking the shelves

The 2021 Rice Industry Field Day on Wednesday, 10 March at 'Old Coree', Jerilderie will feature a bumper program showcasing the latest research, development, and extension in the rice industry.


Animal performance data to drive the future of export hay in China and beyond

A study to better understand the role of oaten hay in dairy cattle's diet could underpin an expansion of the Australian export fodder market, according to a University of Melbourne researcher.


Australian Rural Leadership Program pushes leaders to get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Riverina grain and pasture seed grower and prime lamb producer Lisa Anderson is part of the 27th annual cohort undertaking the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) and with one session already under her belt, she is enjoying what th...


Making Hay while the FieldExplorer shines: New cutting edge technology to grow the oaten hay sector

A new application of imaging technology is set to revolutionise the way the oaten hay industry determines yield potential and quality in-crop, producing a wave of potential opportunities and benefits up and down the value chain.


New call for research proposals for rice industry

AgriFutures Australia has announced its first Rice Program Open Call since 2018, which focuses on attracting coordinated, collaborative research proposals to help the industry achieve its dry rice farming practice target of 1.5 t/ML by 2030. The Open...


Cyber threats in rural industries – are we prepared?

Digital technologies are everywhere - from helping farmers regulate water use and track soil moisture, remotely control irrigation pumps, help collect and manage genetic information in livestock or drive autonomous and GPS guided machinery, to name j...


$7.5 billion annual capital investment needed in Australian agriculture

AgriFutures Australia's Capital requirements of Australia's agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector report has identified an additional $7.5 billion in net capital investment per year is needed if the Australian agriculture, forestry and fishe...


Rural R&D for Profit Program researcher spotlight: Tabita Tan

Tabita Tan, Charles Sturt University PhD candidate, is focusing her research as part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment funded Rural R&D for Profit program on understanding the epidemiology of Q fever in...


Save the date: Rice industry events 9 – 11 March

Rice growers are invited to take part in a range of industry specific events across the Riverina from 9 – 11 March 2021. The events have been scheduled to align with the 2021 Rice Industry Field Day to make participation as convenient as possible...


DNA testing for mycotoxin producing fungi in fodder

Dr Alan McKay, Principal Scientist, South Australian Research and Development Institute spoke with our friends at the Australia Fodder Industry Association to talk about his new project, funded by the AgriFutures Export Fodder Program, DNA testing...


Catherine Marriott on leadership and what really matters

Catherine Marriott was the 2012 National Rural Women's Award Runner Up, she's a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a board director, a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a...


Cara Peek: rodeos to re-engage

AgriFutures Rural Women's Award WA Winner, Cara Peek has a unique approach to re-engaging at-risk Indigenous youth and community with their rich pastoral history.


Sarah Prime: Survival of the fittest

Sarah Prime took home the 2015 National AgriFutures Rural Women's Award for her project to empower individuals in regional communities. She reflects on her journey so far and the personal and professional hurdles she faced along the road....


Removing barriers to beekeeping

Winning the 2019 Queensland AgriFutures Rural Women's Award has given Natasha Roebig an even greater opportunity to pursue her passion for providing education about sustainable beekeeping and raising awareness about ethical apiary practices. Natasha'...


A sustainable future with Matt Nevison

AgriFutures Horizon Scholar and 2019 evokeAG. Future Young Leader, Matt Nevison, believes a multi-disciplinary and collaborative framework will be essential to future-proofing our rural industries. Having tackled the end of university during a global...