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…

International Woolmark Prize regional final

International Woolmark Prize regional final

Exinfinitas and macgraw are the menswear and womenswear winners of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Australia & New Zealand regional final. Judge Jason Wu said “the level of talent was really high. All of the designers showed a great balance of creativity and commercialisation, which is integral.” Macgraw duo – Beth and Tessa MacGraw –…

Better roads for beef transport in northern Australia

Better roads for beef transport in northern Australia

The upgrade of some of Australia’s iconic cattle routes could provide significant benefits to the nation’s livestock industry, while at the same time minimising stress for both truck drivers and cattle. CSIRO’s Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT) has been applied to road upgrade proposals, submitted by stakeholders, under the Federal Government’s $100 million Northern…