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…

Superfoods extra insurance for consumers

Superfoods extra insurance for consumers

Australian consumers are skeptical about new superfoods as they enter the market but still consume them for a bit of “extra insurance” for their health, according to research at the University of Adelaide. For her PhD studies, Jessica Loyer from the University’s Food Values Research Group has conducted the first research of its kind looking…

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 –…

Plant doctors - Young Farming Champions

Plant doctors - Young Farming Champions

Young Farming Champions are defining the role of agronomy within agriculture and sharing their tales with the community. Plant doctors, agros, clod kickers – all nicknames given to those agri-professionals who spend a lot of time in their utes, poke a varied array of instruments into the soil and tell the farmer what to do…