Merinos still a force

Sceptics doubting the role of merinos in Australia’s modern sheep industry have good reason to reconsider their views in the wake of exceptional results achieved by a Wimmera stud. Wallaloo Park Merinos based at Marnoo has recorded some of its best results since the stud started in 1979. Stud principal Trent Carter said figures across…

Cane growers score century for Reef

Cane growers score century for Reef

Queensland’s sugarcane growers are ensuring their industry’s long term environmental sustainability and profitability by flocking to the industry’s best management practice program, Smartcane, and reaching an important milestone. 102 businesses have been independently accredited as farming at or above industry best practice standards in the three core modules – Drainage and Irrigation Management, Soil Health…

Horizon Scholar in field of his own

Horizon Scholar in field of his own

A passion for food sustainability and a desire to use technology to help feed the growing global population has seen Western Sydney University student Isaac Jones selected as a Horizon Scholar. After studying at Hurlstone Agriculture College, Isaac enrolled in a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the University’s Hawkesbury campus, with the…

SA wineries shine on global stage

SA wineries shine on global stage

Two South Australian wineries have been recognised as the most awarded in the world by World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ). Out of the 2015 World Ranking of Wines (WRW) Top 5 Wineries in the World, two were Australian – more than any other wine producing country in the world. Receiving a combined…

Fun on the farm for kids

Fun on the farm for kids

Australia’s rising agricultural star who is everyone’s mate, George the Farmer, is resonating with young children in rural locations, while inspiring city based children to have a better understanding and connection to agriculture which is imperative for an equitable and sustainable food supply chain in to the future. After an incredible 80 live performances at…