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Rural women help drive Australia's booming ag sector, says Minister Anne Ruston

Rural women help drive Australia's booming ag sector, says Minister Anne Ruston

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.
AgInnovators, Published 8th Mar 2018
Fast-growing grain farmers take out Farmer of the Year award

Fast-growing grain farmers take out Farmer of the Year award

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.
AgInnovators, Published 25th Feb 2018
Australian Organic's latest crop of champions

Australian Organic's latest crop of champions

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 5th Jan 2018
Gippsland’s ‘king of salad’ wins 2017 Australian Farmer of the Year award

Gippsland’s ‘king of salad’ wins 2017 Australian Farmer of the Year award

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.
AgInnovators, Published 16th Aug 2017
'Soil Whisperer' Dr Greg Bender saves Monaro grasses with compost

'Soil Whisperer' Dr Greg Bender saves Monaro grasses with compost

Dr Greg Bender and his partner at Australian Soil Management are solving complex soil problems in the simple, old-school way: holistically, with compost.
Pennie Scott, The Land, Published 28th Jul 2017
Bathurst farming family plants 16,000 trees to boost biodiversity

Bathurst farming family plants 16,000 trees to boost biodiversity

Livestock farmers and Landcare participants Graeme and Wendy Ross have planted 16,000 trees and 3,000-odd seedlings on their 800-hectare property, boosting biodiversity, providing native habitat and sheltering their sheep and cattle.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 13th Jul 2017
Weed-detection dogs on trial in Australian paddocks

Weed-detection dogs on trial in Australian paddocks

Science and Innovation Award-winner Dr Cindy Hauser is trialling a novel and potentially important role for trained detection dogs: sniffing out weeds, pests and diseases in valuable crops and bushland.
Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2017
 Award winner to ‘immunise’ vital pollinators against viral attack

Award winner to ‘immunise’ vital pollinators against viral attack

Can we protect honeybees against viral attack and possible colony collapse by infecting them with symbiotic bacteria? Dr Emily Remnant, recipient of this year’s top Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, is hoping the answer is yes.
Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2017
Eleven new ag award winners to tackle key industry challenges

Eleven new ag award winners to tackle key industry challenges

The National Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry recognise “big ideas from young rural innovators”, with this year’s winners set to explore topics ranging from immunising honeybees to turning pig poo into tractor fuel.
AgInnovators, Published 26th Mar 2017
New crop of Nuffield Scholars explores the future of farming

New crop of Nuffield Scholars explores the future of farming

This year’s Nuffield Scholars are keen to help create a better, brighter future for primary producers, across Australia and the world. Here, we introduce you to a handful of 2017’s bumper crop.
Pauline Tan, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Mar 2017

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