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Big opportunity to sell our ‘clean and green’ credentials

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been around for just five years and have already become the standard for measuring and reporting business, industry and country-level sustainability credentials. Australia is well placed...


Moral fibre

Australia’s mohair industry is a small player compared to the likes of wool but it’s still looking to kick major goals on the sustainable playing field.


Growing a rich future for industrial hemp

Industrial hemp is going from strength to strength in Australia and AgriFutures Australia is backing it as an emerging industry with huge potential.


New study set to enhance understanding of tea tree oil and boost industry development

Tea tree is an Australian native plant well known around the world for its antimicrobial. Yet a lack of accessible information related to its safety, efficacy and applications has led researchers at Southern Cross University to commence a new study f...


AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship applications open today

Applications for the 2021 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship Program are now open. Students entering their final two years of an undergraduate degree who are passionate about the future of Australian rural industries are encouraged to apply.


Fresh new approach to deliver holistic answers back to the Australian Chicken Meat industry

Opening soon, the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Open Tender, is fresh new approach for the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program’s research, development, and extension (RD&E) investments.


From crop to cup: the life of an Australian coffee roaster pioneer

AgriFutures Australia has been profiling Australian farmers in the lead-up to National Agriculture Day. Today we meet farm pioneer roaster Rebecca Zentveld who explains that truly fine coffee is grown and roasted right here in Australia.


The rise of ancient native bush foods

In the lead-up to National Agriculture Day on Friday, 20 November we are running a series of profiles on Australian farmers. Today, we meet native bush foods farmer Rus Glover who is putting a modern twist on ancient foods.


Charlie Bergmeier getting on with the job of harvesting

On National Agriculture Day Charlie Bergmeier will be busy harvesting on his mixed broadacre family farm at Galore, west of Wagga Wagga NSW. Charlie who is studying a double degree in Business and Agriculture is also an AgriFutures Horizon Scholarshi...


AgriFutures releases the 2020 code of practice for the commercial kangaroo industry

AgriFutures Australia is announcing the 2020 release of The National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes (the Code) following a thorough and independent review to incorporate new animal welfare ...


SunRice Grower of the Year has a passion for learning and innovation

C20 SunRice Grower of the Year, Peter and Erin Draper will be celebrating National Agriculture Day as they do every day, working on their farm at Leeton, NSW.


From bee keeping to pasta making: Claire Moore is turning her family business upside down

In the first of our series for National Agriculture Day, we speak with 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Runner-Up Claire Moore who reflects on the past 12 months, its highs and lows, life in lockdown in Victoria and how the Award and h...


In a year like no other, National Agriculture Day highlights the extraordinary efforts of Aussie farmers

Three organisations responsible for driving agricultural innovation will come together again this year to celebrate National Agriculture Day, a day dedicated to highlighting the extraordinary efforts of Australian farmers who, during COVID-19, have h...


AgriFutures Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel encourage peers to take a step into a leadership role for the sustainability of the industry

AgriFutures Export Fodder Advisory Panel members, Pat Guerin and Zane Banson, are proud to be members of the Advisory Panel and for the opportunity to take a leadership role within the export fodder industry. With applications currently open for two ...


Elisha Parker – 2020 QLD AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winner

Earlier this year, Elisha Parker took home the 2020 QLD AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her project based around broadening the scope and reach of, a marketing and sales site she co-founded. Elisha shares her experience of li...


Sowing the seeds for success – new report to guide pasture RD&E investment strategies

Temperate pasture legumes have been embraced by Australian farmers because they are a nutritious feed for livestock and for their ability to add nitrogen to the soil. While livestock and grain producers reap the rewards, the lesser recognised pastur...