The productivity and profitability of Australia's agriculture sector owes much to the contribution of rural women, including some notable female leaders, said the nation's Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston on International Women's Day 2018.
Matthew and Rachel Hinkley, grain farmers who’ve expanded their productive acreage by 400 percent in 13 years, received top gong in The Weekly Times Coles 2017 Farmer of the Year Awards, announced on 22 February 2018.
At its 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, held in mid-November 2017, independent organics-industry body Australian Organic Ltd announced an exceptional crop of ‘organic champions’: producers, processors, retailers, innovators and products – including, for the first time, wine.
Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year, Gippsland producer Andrew Bulmer, attributes his recent success – a 400% boost in production over 18 months – to innovation, best practices pre- and post-harvest, and some serious hard yakka.
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...
Next Gen Compost is a two-year project commenced in 2016 aimed at increasing the use of compost made from recycled organic waste in commercial vegetable production. The project is funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority under its Waste Less Recycle More Organics Market Development Grant Program.
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.