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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.


A rich harvest of agriculture, innovation and technology at day one of evokeAG

The best and brightest in the agricultural field planted seeds of inspiration to a sold-out crowd in Melbourne today.


Gary Sansom Scholar’s research a global game changer for chicken breeding

University of Adelaide PhD student Joshua Angove has been awarded the 2019 Gary Sansom Scholarship, supporting leadership in chicken meat research.


Technology in agriculture: critical to success but are we ready?

Adoption of emerging technologies in Australian agriculture is expanding at a rate faster than the consumer’s capacity to understand the opportunities - creating an urgent need to explore community perception and regulatory challenges around the us...


New collaborative approach to rural health and safety

AgriFutures Australia is part of a new partnership to improve our rural industry's health and safety record and will focus on incorporating innovative research and extension.


Detachable work shirt sleeves claims the ‘Winning Pitch’ title at the Brilliant Business Kids Festival

Students, teachers and parents from across Australia united at The University of Sydney Business School for a national pitch competition – all with a focus on ideas which addressed agricultural issues. Reducing weeds using drones and making vertic...


Climate research collaboration heats up with new direction for 2019

An eight year climate research partnership between industry, government and research institutions is moving into its third phase with a renewed strategic direction, set to boost industry preparedness for a changing climate.


AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open for university students looking forward to a career in rural industries

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


Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ builds the capability of future rural leaders

Life is a road trip with twists and turns. How can we support one another to navigate the road to gender equality? This was the driving question for 18 rural high school students who attended the Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ in November and...


A buzzy year for honey bee and pollination research

The AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program continues to support leading research that ensures a productive and sustainable Australian beekeeping industry, and secures the pollination of our agricultural sector.


New advisory panel to drive strategic direction for high potential emerging industries

The appointment of an expert panel to support the establishment of high potential rural industries is set to put Australian emerging industries on the map.


New leadership brings a fresh perspective to the ginger industry

A new panel chair, a search for passionate growers and R&D investment focused on innovative agtech are injecting fresh ideas into the Australian ginger industry.


Consumers to the front as R&D leads the way for Australia’s rural industries

Agricultural research, development and extension (RD&E) is going from strength to strength as Australian rural industries are investing more in understanding and meeting the needs of their consumers and delivering research outcomes that have a real i...


Planting innovative ideas for a brighter farming future

Farmers could soon be monitoring their cattle using GPS trackers, checking electric fences via their mobile phone and increasing crop production with a special plastic mulch. These are just some of the global innovative ideas to be presented in the P...


Applications Open: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel Chair

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