Bright sparks ignite rural industry change


AgriFutures Australia has launched a new program to connect passionate rural leaders.

The AgriFutures™ Ignite Network is a program for anyone with a strong interest in shaping the future of agriculture to connect and share ideas and knowledge. Participants in the Network are rural leaders who are responsible for igniting the passion, revitalising the industry and introducing and encouraging the changes to make it happen.

Participants are tuned into trends, responsive to change, open to diversification and ready to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges across the entire sector including farming, supply, service and research. They have diverse careers in a range of rural industries. They are farmers and graziers but they also work at desks, in laboratories, in banks, they talk to customers and they look for new and innovative solutions to longstanding problems.

AgriFutures Australia, Managing Director, John Harvey said the AgriFutures™ Ignite Network will capture new ideas and pave the way for the future of Australian agriculture.

“We are a forward-thinking organisation and we have now formed a forward-thinking network to help us seek new perspectives on old challenges and drive innovation to shape our rural industries. Participants in the Network are our future agricultural leaders and they will solve our national rural issues with innovative solutions. We need to keep in touch with them and that’s why we’ve created this network,” he said.

The Ignite Network fits into the organisation’s People and leadership arena. Our goal is to support the people driving the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and regional communities by providing them with learning opportunities and experiences.

“Members of the Ignite Network will have access to a range of opportunities including capacity building opportunities, workshops and events. We have formed a Facebook group and we will also be forming an AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel. Successful applicants will ensure our work is meaningful and relevant and will help us identify future opportunities and challenges which may impact on our rural industries,” Mr Harvey said.

Passionate rural leaders are encouraged to join our Facebook group where more information about the AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel and how to apply will be revealed soon.

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Georgie Davies,  Manager Communications & Capacity Building
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