The AgriFutures™ Ignite Network is a program for passionate rural leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Ignite Network members influence, make changes, innovate and are interested in exploring agribusiness trends. Their ideas and knowledge will shape the future of agriculture and its long-term prosperity.


The AgriFutures™ Ignite Network is a program to connect passionate rural leaders. Participants in the Network have a strong interest in shaping the future of Australian rural industries and are responsible for igniting the passion, revitalising the industry and introducing and encouraging the changes to make it happen.

Get involved

Join the AgriFutures™ Ignite Facebook group to become part of our Ignite Network and to connect with passionate rural leaders.

  • Exclusive access to events and opportunities
  • Share information and knowledge
  • Peer support and networking
  • Unlock professional development and leadership skills
  • Uncover emerging initiatives

You will need to describe your involvement in the agriculture sector in order to be accepted into the group.

AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel

The AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel is an opportunity offered to the AgriFutures™ Ignite Network. Panel members will advise on all aspects of our Strategic R&D Plan 2017 – 2022 and the positioning of our organisation, our arenas and our priorities.

The Panel is an exciting opportunity for passionate rural leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs – present and future – to draw on their experience and networks to provide meaningful and relevant advice to AgriFutures Australia.

2018-2019 AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel members

  • Guy Coleman (Narrabri, NSW)
  • Andrew Duver (Kensington, VIC)
  • Jessica Fealy (Paddy’s Green, QLD)
  • Joshua Gilbert (Nabiac, NSW)
  • Susan Hall (Myaree, WA)
  • Lucinda Hawkins (Dubbo, NSW)
  • Simone Kain (Penola, SA)
  • Sally Leigo (Darwin, NT)
  • Nicolas Lyons (Sydney, NSW)
  • Oli Madgett (Adelaide, SA)

Applications for the 2018-2019 Ignite Advisory Panel have closed. 

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