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AgriFutures Australia announces headline speakers and early bird tickets on sale for international agrifood tech event

AgriFutures Australia has today announced early bird tickets are officially on sale for evokeAG 2019, marking six months until the inaugural international agrifood technology event specifically for the food and farming community is held in Melbourne....


Elders announces platinum partnership with evokeAG, AgriFutures Australia’s international agrifood tech event

Elders, one of Australia’s most iconic and innovative agribusiness leaders, today announced it has joined AgriFutures Australia’s international agrifood tech event, evokeAG as the Platinum Partner.


$2.2 million investment to boost Australian export fodder productivity

A new oaten hay agronomy project is the largest investment to date in the AgriFutures™ Export Fodder Program and will support growers to increase productivity, improve fodder quality and reduce production risk.


A bright future in Australia’s Top End

The Northern Australia Food Futures Conference showcased the importance of agricultural diversity in our three northern states. Stakeholders gathered in Darwin to focus on how public and private sectors can develop agriculture in the Gulf and Cape of...


Industry collaboration sowing the seed for future productivity

The AgriFutures™ Pasture Seeds Program is growing from strength to strength in 2018; a new Advisory Panel has been appointed and industry collaborations are gaining momentum, with a major project underway that will support growers’ choice of seed...


Honey Bee & Pollination Program abuzz with key research hitting strategic targets

The AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program is a hive of activity with a number of research projects achieving key outcomes outlined in the five-year RD&E Plan and a major industry event offering a chance to share program updates.


extensionAUS™ expanding the reach of agricultural R&D

extensionAUS™ is an online information hub for the Australian agricultural sector that brings together scientists, academics and practitioners to collaborate, share knowledge and research, create ideas and solutions. Based on the concept ‘togethe...


A game-changing workshop for our AgriFutures™ Horizon scholars and Rural Women’s Award winners

How is the game of agriculture changing? This was the driving question at this year’s professional development workshop that saw two of AgriFutures Australia’s hallmark People and Leadership Programs integrate for the first time.


Collaboration will shape the future of Australian agrifood tech

Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia John Harvey knows better than most how much great work is being done in agrifood tech across Australia and he’s on a mission to bring together everyone interested in this burgeoning sector.


Capacity building in the chicken meat industry

Working in the chicken meat industry as a ‘poultry veterinarian’ or ‘technical services manager’ for a chicken meat company may not be the first words that role off a young child’s tongue when they are asked what they want to be when they g...


PhD students to investigate exercise and heat risk factors in Thoroughbreds

The AgriFutures™ Thoroughbred Horses Program has approved two PhD research projects that will not only support development and extension activities to address Thoroughbred industry challenges and opportunities, but create capacity building opportun...


Chook Chat Shack collaboration highlights the best of chicken meat research

Birds of a feather flocked together at the Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) on the Gold Coast during June 2018. The three-day event brought together 1,000 delegates from every segment of the industry.


AgriFutures™ Honey Bee and Pollination Program to showcase golden research at 3rd Australian Bee Congress

AgriFutures Australia is a proud Gold Partner of the 3rd Australian Bee Congress which is reconvening for the first time in three decades from 27-30 June 2018.


Women in rice and cotton unite to explore common industry issues

Seventy women from the rice and cotton industries united for the Food and Fibre with Flair event in Griffith, NSW on 19 June 2018. The event fostered discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing women in agriculture and inspired participa...


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.