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August 2020 newsletter

Our industry-led Advisory Panels play a crucial role in advising AgriFutures Australia on the current state of the industry, and its Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) requirements. In addition to this, they provide recommendations on short-listed research applications and they help us with the dissemination, adoption and commercialisation of new research. They are such an integral part to the success of our organisation and we welcome the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of our Advisory Panel members in this month's newsletter.

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July 2020 newsletter

No one is born a leader. True leadership is a skill which needs to be learnt, developed, nurtured and encouraged. Skilled leadership is one of the most crucial elements in the health and prosperity of any rural industry. This month we shine a light on just some of the leadership and capacity building programs we are proud to partner with and support including the Farmers2Founders Ideas Program and the Australian Rural Leadership Program.

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June 2020 newsletter

This month we share how we are living up to our vision to grow the long-term prosperity of Australia’s rural industries - through targeted research and by equipping our aspiring rural leaders with the skills they need to propel their industries forward.

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May 2020 newsletter

In this May 2020 edition, we are excited to shine a light on the billion dollar seaweed industry and how Australia is getting involved through a new blueprint which is set to create new coastal jobs and help regenerate our waterways. We also showcase our Thoroughbred Horses and Pasture Seeds Programs with some exciting new research

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April 2020 newsletter

Researchers and industry continue to work behind the scenes on a number of projects, studies and publications including an investigation into the use of emu oil as a potential treatment for a type of inflammatory bowel disease. This month we have also released a series of reports and publications which have already generated significant attention from our primary producers, researchers, media, corporates and more.

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March 2020 Newsletter

As many businesses and workers now consider the unfamiliar world of “working from home” Jo Palmer, the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner and founder of Pointer Remote Roles, is optimistic there is a silver lining to these challenging times.

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February 2020 Newsletter

Following on from the success of two sell-out events in Melbourne in 2019 and 2020, Perth was announced as the host city for the third edition of Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event on 16-17 February 2021.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Regrettably, it has been a devastating start to 2020 for many Australians. On behalf of the AgriFutures Australia Board and our staff, we would like to extend our thoughts, and support to those affected by the fires.

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December 2019 Newsletter

The burgers are better at Hungry Jacks’ and now, according to the Founder of the fast food chain, Jack Cowin they are also better for our world. 

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November 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our November 2019 Newsletter and we are proud to present to you the AgriFutures Australia Annual Report 2018-19 which has been tabled this week in Federal Parliament.

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October 2019 Newsletter

AgriFutures Australia currently partners with eight key levied agricultural industries for the delivery of research development and extension (RD&E) through Advisory Panels. These panels perform key tasks to guide and assist AgriFutures Australia.

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September 2019 Newsletter

New South Wales’ Jo Palmer has been named the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award National Winner & Victoria’s Claire Moore has been awarded National Runner-Up. The AgriFutures Rural Women's Award was announced at a gala dinner in Canberra on Wednesday, 11 September 2019.

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August 2019 Newsletter

We are proud to announce the reappointment of Kay Hull AM as the AgriFutures Australia chairperson for another three year term. This month we also shine the researcher spotlight on Dr Cheryl McCarthy from University of Southern Queensland and delve into new research on our primary producers' ability to positively leverage environmental outcomes.

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July 2019 Newsletter

This month we delve into the results of the latest installment of the six-part 'Horizon Scans' project, which explores future trends such as technologies, innovations and industry opportunities all with the opportunity to significantly expand Australian agriculture. We also provide an update on some Capacity Building opportunities and introduce one of our new Research Managers.

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June 2019 Newsletter

At AgriFutures Australia, we believe in delivering tangible, practical and productive outcomes for our levied industries, emerging industries and the people involved in Australian agriculture. That is why we are proud to present our 2019-2020 Annual Operational Plan, which sets out our research and investment plan for the third year of our Strategic R&D Plan 2017-2022.

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May 2019 Newsletter

We pride ourselves on funding research which investigates the important issues facing rural Australia. This month we explore a comprehensive report on the Bilateral Trade Wars. We also provide key updates on some of our capacity building programs and shine the light on one of our researchers who is exploring precision weed control in ginger crops.

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April 2019 newsletter

This month we introduce our researcher spotlight series. We also showcase how we continue to seize on the opportunity to build partnerships which nurture innovation across our rural industries. Krista Watkins, our 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner also takes us on her journey of combating waste at the farm gate.

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March 2019 newsletter

We're always looking for ways our rural industries can be more efficient, more productive and more sustainable. This month we shine a spotlight on our AgriFutures™ Pasture Seeds Program and a new research project which will develop a more efficient and sustainable harvesting approach for Australian subterranean clover and annual medic growers.

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February 2019 newsletter

evokeAG 2019 was an immense success. Close to 1,200 delegates including farmers, entrepreneurs and investors from 21 different countries filled the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne for two action-packed days. Catch all the highlights from our innagural agrifood tech event and stay up-to-date with other research highlights from across our organisation.

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January 2019 newsletter

Agtech is the flavour of the month. We are just weeks away from opening the doors to Australia's largest agrifood tech event, evokeAG. We are also excited to release our new Horizon Scan reports featuring 11 high impact technologies which will play a crucial role in ensuring our agricultural competitive advantage. Check out our research updates for more info.

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December 2018 Newsletter

2018 has been chock-a-block full of wonderful highlights and achievements. In this month's newsletter we touch on some 2018 highlights across our four arenas and share our latest research reports a new legume variety called Messina.

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Beak to Beak: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Update

In this final edition of Beak to Beak for 2018 we're pleased to share with you details of our latest round of contracted R&D projects and final reports from completed projects.

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November 2018 Newsletter

It has been a busy year at AgriFutures Australia and we can't believe the festive season is just around the corner! This month we share updates on our new organisational structure and share a number of industry R&D highlights.

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October 2018 Newsletter

More than 500 guests gathered in the Great Hall at Parliament House on Monday, 15 October 2018 to celebrate the seven AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Finalists.

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September 2018 Newsletter

Our new crop of young farmers is on the rise. They want to use their unique skills and experiences to generate ideas and solutions that could lead to both commercial success and boost farm productivity. These emerging agricultural leaders need the right networks and the right support to nourish their passion and drive.

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Beak to Beak: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Update

We had a fantastic response to the first Beak to Beak newsletter – a sign that our stakeholders are engaged and keen to hear about the latest updates from the AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program. This month we share more articles of interest, an update on research project ideas and the revised open call process.

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August 2018 Newsletter

As an organisation dedicated to the long-term prosperity of our rural industries, and based in Wagga Wagga, Riverina NSW, we see and feel the impact of the current devastating drought all around us.

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July 2018 Newsletter

Transforming Australia's innovation ecosystem is key to growing our agricultural sector. This month we share how we are living up to our vision to grow the long-term prosperity of Australia’s rural industries - through innovation highlighted in events like evokeAG and through research across our rural industries.

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Beak to Beak: AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Update

Welcome to the first AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program newsletter "Beak to Beak”. The name reflects the importance of a connected industry to promote good practice and working together to achieve common goals.

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June 2018 Newsletter

Skilled leadership is one of the most crucial elements in the health and prosperity of any rural industry. Our dedication to fostering these important skills was showcased in our pledge to support women in the agricultural sector develop their leadership skills as part of the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program.

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May 2018 Newsletter

Australian rural industries operate in a complex and dynamic environment. We are facing a hungrier world, choosier customers and transformative technologies which will change the way food and fibre products are made.

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April 2018 Newsletter

Investing in cutting edge research and innovation to ensure our rural industries thrive is at the heart of what we do, but practice change on-farm is where we see the real value of research and development (R&D).

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March 2018 Newsletter

Collaboration is key to our success and has been the buzz word of this month's work at AgriFutures Australia. The more industries, sectors and RDCs work together, the more effective innovation and outcomes will be.

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February 2018 Newsletter

It's been a big month for AgriFutures Australia - we’ve just launched evokeAG, a unique Asia Pacific agrifood technology event which will bring together recognised leaders, farmers, innovators and investors from across Australia and the globe.

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January 2018 Newsletter

Australian agriculture has a new face of rural champions. They are young professionals, dynamic, entrepreneurial, commercially savvy and strongly connected through social media. One of our goals is to support these champions so they have the skills to drive the future prosperity of our rural industries.

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December 2017 Newsletter

A new name, new location, new team and new strategic direction – 2017 has been a huge year for AgriFutures Australia. Keep an eye on our social channels are we share our 2017 highlights, in the meantime, from the team at AgriFutures Australia, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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November 2017 Newsletter

Following National Agriculture Day on 21 November, it’s time to think about how we can positively promote agriculture and celebrate the great things happening across the sector – all year round. In tune with this theme, this month we’re proud to showcase some of our latest success stories.

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October 2017 Newsletter

AgriFutures Australia has embraced a clear and unyielding mandate to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries through research and innovation. This month we look at some of the industries, their projects and plans for the future.

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September 2017 Newsletter

It’s been a convergence of circumstances – new location in Wagga Wagga NSW, new Chair, new Managing Director and new team – that has given us new insights and presented new possibilities for how we deliver value to Australia’s rural industries.

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