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A bright future worth celebrating - all year round

On Tuesday, 21 November Australia celebrated the inaugural National Agriculture Day. This important event marked a new day in the national calendar to acknowledge the Australian agricultural sector and the crucial role the many industries and people play in feeding and clothing the world.

We know the future of Australian agriculture is bright. But now 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.

 

 
Latest news and events
National Agriculture Day: Why education and positivity are the key to our sector’s success
AgriFutures Australia’s new General Manager, Research and Innovation, Michael Beer says there’s a lot to celebrate on National Agriculture Day and the future of the sector is bright indeed.

Read about why he thinks a positive approach and education focus is so important and bringing people together from across the sector to have productive conversations about agriculture is something we should do all year round.
 
Holistic approach to research key to Aussie chicken meat efficiency
The Australian chicken meat industry is recognised as one of the most efficient in the world and to keep the industry on its perch a holistic approach to innovative research is a key.

To understand the industry priorities we spoke with AgriFutures Australia Chicken Meat Advisory Panel Chair, Gary Millar.

 
A powerful gathering focused on the future of Australian agriculture
The AgriFutures Australia Stakeholder Forum, held in Wagga Wagga on 26 October 2017, brought together key stakeholders in one location to learn, connect and hear first-hand how we can shape the future of Australian agriculture.

With a common goal of building a $100 billion agriculture sector by 2030, the Forum discussions explored how together we can deliver benefits to the entire nation and ensure the long-term profitability and sustainability of rural industries.
 
Smart startup saving water and Australia’s iconic reef
North Queensland cane farmers are saving up to 20% on irrigation costs courtesy of sensors and micro weather stations designed by an AgriFutures Australia sponsored startup.

The
WaterSave solution, led by serial startup entrepreneur Damian Zammit, is also reducing fertiliser leakage to the Great Barrier Reef.