Our projects

We collaborate with stakeholders and industry partners to drive research projects, subsequent adoption and uptake, whilst fostering innovation and creating opportunities for the agricultural community to learn, grow, invest and connect. Explore the projects that we currently have underway across the business.

national challenges and opportunities

Carbon Initiative Program

January 2021 -

national challenges and opportunities

Pre-Farm Gate Waste Program

Cross Sector

June 2021 - October 2022

national challenges and opportunities

Producer Technology Uptake Program

Cross sector

January 2021 - December 2022

national challenges and opportunities

Community Trust in Rural Industries

Cross sector

January 2021 - December 2023

national challenges and opportunities

Community Perceptions and Worker Experiences

Cross sector

January 2022 - December 2022


Application for Top-Up Scholarship for PRO-013062

Swinburne University of Technology

October 2022 - May 2026

Current Projects

Employer of Choice: Best practice people management on farm

Inspire AG

February 2024 - August 2025


Using arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to improve nutrient and water-use-efficiency of rice production (PhD top up)

The University of Adelaide

November 2023 - August 2026

Levied Industries Annual Community Sentiment Surveys

Reflexivity Pty Ltd

January 2024 - December 2026

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Chlorantraniliprole (Coragen) residue trials, analysis and permit for the ginger industry​

Agaware Consulting Pty Ltd

November 2023 - June 2025


Determining the extent of herbicide resistance in Australian rice crops

Charles Sturt University

December 2023 - August 2027


Genetic improvement of lodging resistance in Australian rice

The University of Queensland

December 2023 - February 2027


Top-up Scholarship - Evaluation of rice variety response to irrigation and nitrogen under aerobic rice production.

The University of Queensland

December 2023 - December 2026


Pre-breeding for new rainfed black rice varieties

Southern Cross University

December 2023 - July 2025

national challenges and opportunities

Horizon Scanning for Australian rural industries​

Tenacious Insights Pty Ltd

December 2023 - May 2024

export fodder

Delivering a step change in agronomic management of export oaten hay in SA and Vic

The University of Adelaide

December 2023 - April 2027


Nutrient and water use efficiency in aerobic rice production: is there a role for beneficial soil fungi?

The University of Adelaide

December 2023 - August 2025


Genetic variation and physiological response of rice to cold and heat stress at flowering stage in aerobic production – PhD Top up Scholarship

The University of Queensland

October 2023 - December 2025

Past Projects

Cultivating Futures: Engaging Secondary School Students in the World of Agricultural Careers

Central Queensland University

August 2023 - November 2023

chicken meat

Building people capability and a diverse and sustainable workforce

KPMG Australia

April 2023 - October 2023

honey bee pollination

Amendments to the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Strategic RD&E Plan (2020-2025)

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

June 2023 - October 2023

Development of a RD&E Plan for the production of insects

Tenacious Insights Pty Ltd

April 2023 - July 2023

thoroughbred horses

Identification of Exotic and Emergency Animal Disease risks and minimisation strategies to Australian thoroughbred breeding industry

R M Hedlefs BVSc

March 2023 - May 2023

tea tree oil

Determination of Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) Composition Using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

Chemistry Centre (WA)

December 2022 - June 2023

Develop a Biosecurity Manual for the Ratite Program

Animal Health Australia

February 2023 - July 2023

thoroughbred horses

Extension material for AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program

Hot Tin Roof Communications Pty Ltd as Trustee for Hot Tin Roof Family Trust

January 2023 - December 2023

honey bee pollination

Resilient beekeeping in the face of Varroa

The University of Sydney

January 2023 - March 2024


Farmed Deer Adverse Impacts Policy Project

Natural Capital Economics

December 2022 - October 2023

Development of a RD&E Plan for Kakadu Plum industries

Consulting & Implementation Services Pty Ltd

December 2022 - July 2023

honey bee pollination

Impact to Biosecurity with Reduced Access to Public Lands

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

November 2022 - June 2023