Ten passionate rural leaders have been selected for the new AgriFutures™ Ignite Advisory Panel.
The Panel is an exciting opportunity for members to draw on their experience and networks to provide meaningful and relevant advice to AgriFutures Australia.
AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey, said the Ignite Advisory Panel members represent a diverse range of rural industries and have specific skills and knowledge in a variety of areas including commercialisation, start-ups, stakeholder engagement, technology and innovation.
“We have a member who works to support technology adoption of robotic milking systems on Australian dairy farms, a member who is the head of agribusiness at the Bank of Queensland and a member who developed a native food export roadmap for key government organisations.
“The Ignite Advisory Panel will provide invaluable insights, ideas and perspectives to ensure we are tackling the critical issues and opportunities within our emerging and levied industries, and more broadly across agriculture in Australia,” said Mr Harvey.
Ignite Advisory Panel members will work with AgriFutures Australia for an 18-month term. Members united for their first meeting on 17 May 2018 at the AgriFutures Australia headquarters in Wagga Wagga.