AgriFutures Australia was a proud sponsor of the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference held in Darwin from 2-4 July 2018.
Aimed at developing and maintaining partnerships in agriculture across Australia’s three northern states, the conference attracted farmers, scientists, community groups, policy makers, research development corporations and politicians.
Before the Conference kicked-off, three AgriFutures™ Ignite Network members attended a farm tour of the region to appreciate the different crops grown in the north and to learn about new watering and farm management systems.
“I was blown away by the adaptability and resourcefulness of farmers here. They are forward-thinking and always looking for better ways to do things,” said AgriFutures™ Ignite Network member Michelle Demers.
Michelle is the co-founder of a start-up company which produces a biodegradable plastic mulch film. In her application for the farm tour and Conference sponsorship, she highlighted that she strives to gain new insights into agriculture, particularly how cropping systems work for different produce and across different climates in Australia.