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Australian Rural Leadership Program applications open

Applications for Course 28 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) are now open and close on Sunday, 16 August 2020.


Top tips for telling your story

As part of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Capacity Building Program, a virtual workshop has been held to arm our 2020 State/Territory Winners and Finalists with the skills to tell their important stories to a broader audience.


AgriFutures Rice Program researcher spotlight: John Hornbuckle

币游注册John Hornbuckle and the research team at Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures are looking to technology to make rice growing easier.


Rural industries on track with trust – new research reveals key drivers, risks and opportunities

币游注册Insights into the drivers of community trust and acceptance for the rural industries sector have been revealed this month, indicating that trust in rural industries is high—Australians believe fishers, farmers and foresters play an important role i...


Oils are essential – a new study into the effects of commercial essential oils on the human endocrine system could be a game changer

AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program is funding new research by the University of Queensland (UQ) into the impact of commercial essential oils including tea tree, culinary and medicinal oils on the human endocrine system. This work has potential world-wi...


Ripe for the picking: Expertise sought to grow “next gen” emerging rural industries

币游注册Investment in rural industries tipped to be the next big thing such as coffee, sesame, industrial hemp and hazelnuts is at the forefront of the AgriFutures Emerging Industries Program and individuals and organisations being invited to share their exp...


AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program Researcher Spotlight: Aleona Swegen

Driven by industry experience and an appreciation for the thoroughbred horses industry Dr Aleona Swegen, conjoint fellow at the Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science University of Newcastle, is on the hunt to develop a new blood-based ear...


Chemical residues, heavy metals and mycotoxins are in the spotlight thanks to a new Australian export hay project

币游注册Funded by AgriFutures Australia through its Export Fodder Program the project provides advice to the Australian export fodder industry about regulations and changing market requirements for chemicals, heavy metals and mycotoxins.



币游注册There are many ways to be a part of the livestock industry and for former Horizon Scholar 26-year-old Kirsty McCormack she loves nothing more than people, and talking about cows. Branding herself and her social media as a “CowNerdGirl”.


AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Book

币游注册The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is celebrating its 21st year of acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.


From hero to zero and back again

币游注册After five years of sleepless nights, ten thousand hours of volunteering, and risking ‘pretty much everything’ to establish her charity “Sober in the Country;” founder, recovered alcoholic and former Rural Women’s Award Finalist, Shanna Wha...


The eternal optimist

币游注册Twenty years ago Mary Nenke won the then RIRDC Rural Women of the Year Award for Western Australia and today she’s busier than ever, looking for opportunities and passion in everything she does.


Five from the hive: Highlights from the past five years of the honey bee industry

As the sun sets on the 2014-15 to 2018-19 Five Year Research, Development & Extension Plan, the Honey Bee & Pollination Program has taken a moment to pause on reflect on a challenging but prosperous five years for the industry.


Who went carbon neutral first: chicken or the egg?

The more than 20 million Australians who regularly eat chicken and eggs will soon lower their dietary carbon footprint thanks to a new carbon neutral project from Australia’s poultry industries.


The Western Australia city of Perth will host evokeAG on 15-16 February 2022

AgriFutures Australia in partnership with the Western Australian Government have postponed the evokeAG 2021 event to 15 – 16 February 2022, in recognition of the unprecedented impact COVID-19 has had on the economy particularly on those businesses ...


Report finds the future of the Australian rice industry depends on making every drop of water count

币游注册Australian rice growers can justifiably call themselves some of the world’s most efficient producers. As an industry, it grows more top quality rice with less water than anywhere else in the world but to thrive into the future, an urgent step-chang...