Ag Excellence News and Updates

Long-term trials of drought resilient farming practices grants recipients announced

September 27, 2023

Australian farmers are set to benefit from a long-term investment by the Future Drought Fund (FDF) into innovative ways of managing drought and climate change. The FDF is investing $38 million in a long-term trials of drought resilient farming practices grants program, with grants of up to $8 million awarded to six projects across the country.

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How the SA Drought Hub is helping producers build drought resilience

September 27, 2023

With a dry season looming, Steve and Tony discuss how the hub is augmenting the excellent work of the grower groups, landscape boards, ag bureaus and others working to help producers boost their productivity, quality, income and wellbeing.

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Applications for the 2023 Future Livestock Leaders program are open now

September 14, 2023

Livestock SA introduced this incredible opportunity in 2022 for students passionate about the livestock industry. The inaugural winner, Sophie Nuske from the University of Adelaide had an unforgettable experience during Industry Livestock Week, attending the prestigious Livestock Industry dinner where industry leaders gathered to discuss the future of agriculture.

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Precision Ag Symposium concludes in Perth for 2023

September 8, 2023

The annual Australian Precision Agriculture Symposium, hosted by the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) in collaboration with the University of Sydney, successfully wrapped up its three-day event in Perth, Western Australia, on Wednesday, 6 September.

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Digging into the ‘Hart’ of decision making: balancing risk and reward on farm

September 7, 2023

Balancing risk and reward on-farm is something most farmers do regularly. Whether they stop to think about it or not, it is most likely underpinning most decisions they make every day.

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Northern Mallee’s John Gladigau takes the reigns at GPSA

September 4, 2023

Northern Mallee grain producer John Gladigau has been appointed as the new Chair of Grain Producers SA (GPSA) at the Annual General Meeting on 29 August 2023.

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Video recordings of the Future Drought Fund’s 2023 Science to Practice Forum available online now

September 1, 2023

The forum brought together farmers, researchers, government, industry and communities to explore innovative tools and practices helping our farmers and regions prepare for future drought.

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NSW hosts sell out Thriving Women 2023 Conference

August 25, 2023

The highly anticipated Thriving Women Conference was held from 13-15 August in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, the first time the event has been held outside of South Australia. Hosted by WoTL, the program featured an impressive lineup of presenters including high-profile keynote speaker Leigh Sales AM.

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Shedding sheep producer survey

August 23, 2023

The University of Adelaide is leading a five-year, MLA funded project to quantify the reproductive performance of Australia’s shedding sheep flock, and establish when and why reproductive wastage occurs.

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Opt for gas tight storage to safeguard your grain

August 18, 2023

With more growers opting to store grain for extended periods, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) are reminding growers of the benefits of gas-tight sealable storage in controlling and preventing insect pest infestations in stored grain.

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