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National Runner-Up Claire Moore and NSW' Jo Palmer named the 2019 AgriFuturesTM National Winner

New South Wales’ Jo Palmer named the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women's Award National Winner & Victoria’s Claire Moore awarded National Runner-Up

By now you've no doubt heard about the winner of the AgriFuturesTM Rural Women's Award Gala which was announced at a gala dinner in Canberra on Wednesday, 11 September 2019.

Congratulations to New South Wales remote work advocate, Jo Palmer, founder of Pointer Remote Roles, who was named the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award National Winner, with Victoria’s Claire Moore the National Runner Up.

The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award, supported for the past decade by Westpac, is Australia’s leading Award in acknowledging and supporting the critical role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries and communities. It is an opportunity to celebrate and inspire the next generation of female leaders across Australia.

Thank you to all of our amazing finalists and our Alumni for their contribution to making our award such an outstanding success. Thank you also to the organisations and individuals who made the effort to attend our event. 

The AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program is calling for applications from emerging rural industries to partner with AgriFutures Australia. We also profile AgriFutures Australia funded research into a new oat variety being trialled in WA. 

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Tim Sutton, Pamela Zwer, Georgie Troup, Josh Johnson and Mark Sweetingham at the Koorabup oats launch, WA.
Koorabup oats to open areas to hay production in WA

A new oats variety with improved disease resistance is set to open up new areas to hay production in Western Australia. The new variety, called Koorabup was released at a property near Highbury, in WA’s Great Southern region.

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Open Calls and Request for Quotations for AgriFutures Australia projects
AgriFutures Australia invests in research development and extension to improve the sustainability and profitability of new, established rural industries. We have a number of requests for quotes and open calls currently open. View here.
 
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We want to hear from Australian women who are doing great things in agriculture. This is your chance to take your project to the next level. 2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women's Award applications close on Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 11pm AEDT. NT applications close Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 11pm.
AgriFutures Australia is one of a number of organisations helping connect Australian farmers to a new digital platform which is a one-stop shop for the latest in agtech. Called the AgTech Finder, it’s an initiative led by Food Agility CRC, in partnership with IAG, KPMG, NFF, MLA and AgriFutures Australia. Food Agility CRC is a $150 million innovation hub harnessing the power of digital technology.
AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program is calling for applications (EI open call) from emerging rural industries to partner with AgriFutures Australia to increase the production capacity and value of their industries by applying RD&E to overcome technical and biological constraints.
We are thrilled to announce Elders have partnered with evokeAG. as the Platinum Partner for the second consecutive year. We are also excited to begin announcing our other event partners and speakers ahead of our two day agrifood tech event in February 2020. We promise a fresh and innovative program with conversations on regenerative farming, responding to changing food trends and how startups can attract investment.