News & Opinion

7 global megatrends every farmer should prepare for

7 global megatrends every farmer should prepare for

21st May 2015 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

They’re big, unstoppable and game-changing, for agriculture and the world: They’re megatrends – and they’re coming to a farm near you, says CSIRO scientist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz. Get ready...

 AU$10m in grant funds to flow to Australia’s wine tourism sector

AU$10m in grant funds to flow to Australia’s wine tourism sector

14th Dec 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

The Australian Government has committed AU$10m in grant funding to help boost wine tourism Down Under by 40,000 people by 2019-20. Need funds get your ‘wine experience’ idea up and running? Apply to Wine Australia by 02 March 2018.

Ceres guides food-sector investors on sustainability-related risks

Ceres guides food-sector investors on sustainability-related risks

1st Dec 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

A new investor guide from global sustainability non-profit Ceres is a timely reference as sustainability resolution filings with food companies rise, reflecting mounting pressure from shareholders to address the social and environmental risks of bringing major ag commodities to market.

Aussie farmers join forces for (pooled) funds and profit

Aussie farmers join forces for (pooled) funds and profit

11th Nov 2017 | By AgInnovators

Keen to spread risk, split capital costs, negotiate better deals and boost your bottom line? The nationwide Farm Cooperatives and Collaborations Pilot Programme helps farmers join forces “to own and control more of the food supply chain themselves”.

Projects

Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy

Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy

The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment.  The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...

Water & Energy Nexus Initiative

Water & Energy Nexus Initiative

In 2014, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funded NSW Farmers to conduct a study into the connection between energy costs and usage, and water-efficient irrigation practices.

The project involved desk top research coupled...

Direct Beef Export to China

Direct Beef Export to China

The Direct Beef Export to China project investigated the potential for cattle producers to export premium beef products to China using advanced paddock-to-plate marketing and ecommerce platforms.
Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)

Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)

The NSW Farmers' "Farm Energy Innovation Program" was delivered with the help of the Australian Federal Government between 2012 and 2015 under the Energy Efficiency Information Grants program (EEIG).

Events

BioFach 2018

BioFach 2018

2017-02-13T22:00:00Z - 2018-02-17T06:00:00Z
13th Feb 2017 - 17th Feb 2018
Nuremberg, Germany.
ABARES Outlook 2018

ABARES Outlook 2018

2018-03-06T22:00:00Z - 2018-03-08T05:00:00Z
6th Mar 2018 - 8th Mar 2018
National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.
2018 Ceres Conference

2018 Ceres Conference

2018-04-24T04:00:00Z - 2018-04-27T04:00:00Z
24th Apr 2018 - 27th Apr 2018
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA.
GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 & The Organic Farmers’ Fair

GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 & The Organic Farmers’ Fair

2018-06-10T22:30:00Z - 2018-06-14T07:00:00Z
10th Jun 2018 - 14th Jun 2018
Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Case Studies

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Trials at the Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm show that adding high-grade recycled-organics composts to soils prior to planting has a number of potential benefits for vegetable growers.

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst mixed-farming operator Jeff McSpedden, who grows corn commercially for Simplot, turned to next-gen compost to replace biosolids, deemed a health risk.

Sydney vegie growers improve soil and yields using 'next gen' compost

Sydney vegie growers improve soil and yields using 'next gen' compost

Second-generation vegetable farmers Sam and Val Micallef switched to recycled organics compost augmented with slow-release nitrogen to produce more and better vegies for Sydney Markets.

Rejigged tariffs and equipment fixes to boost Riverina dairy farm's bottom line

Rejigged tariffs and equipment fixes to boost Riverina dairy farm's bottom line

An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.