Ag Excellence News and Updates

Pilot Livestock Farm Biosecurity Planning Workshops – Expressions of Interest Open Now

January 12, 2023

Farm biosecurity has been identified as a weak link in the biosecurity chain, and a recent Livestock SA survey identified that many producers are unsure of the practical things they need to do to protect their farm.

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AgTech’s best and brightest headed to Adelaide

December 24, 2022

For the first time South Australia is hosting evokeAG, Asia Pacific’s premier AgTech event, exploring how agrifood innovation and technology impact our food, farmers and the natural resources that sustain them.

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Sheep & goat traceability survey – have your say!

November 30, 2022

All South Australian sheep and goat producers are encouraged to contribute towards the consultation on individual sheep and goat traceability through the Sheep and Goat Traceability Survey. This is your chance to provide input to influence how individual sheep and goat traceability through electronic identification will be implemented here in South Australia.

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AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship applications now open

November 21, 2022

Applications for the 2023 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship Program are now open. Students entering their final two years of an undergraduate degree who are passionate about the future of Australian rural industries are encouraged to apply.

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Harvest code agreement reached

November 17, 2022

South Australian grain producers will be able to use either the Grassland Fire Danger Index (GFDI) or the new Fire Behaviour Index (FBI) under the Harvest Code of Practice during this harvest, after an agreement was reached between Grain Producers SA (GPSA), the State Government and SA Country Fire Service (SACFS).

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Experts gather to talk about growing season disease pressures

November 15, 2022

A Grain Producers SA (GPSA) led meeting has been held in Adelaide today with a range of disease experts to discuss significant challenges created by the wet conditions ahead of harvest.

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Extension and adoption of drought resilience farming practices grants program is open now

November 11, 2022

The Australian Government is inviting organisations, in an open competitive process, to apply to receive support under the Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices Grants Program (the program) from 11 November 2022 to 9 January 2023.

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Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia

November 1, 2022

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia has released its first Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia for 2022-2026. Carbon farming and the broader carbon market present exciting and critically important steps in our efforts to adapt to a changing climate and transition to an economy that is climate smart and resilient.

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Stakeholder Advisory Group meetings kick off with view to 2023

September 30, 2022

Following its launch on 30 June 2021, the SA Drought Hub rapidly established itself as a focal point in efforts to strengthen the drought resilience and preparedness of farms and regional communities in South Australia. In its first year, the Hub established six nodes, commenced 18 projects and 28 demonstration sites, and held 32 training and learning events. In doing so, it engaged almost 50 partner organisations and more than 500 individuals.

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Applications for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award & Acceleration Grant are now open

September 18, 2022

The Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading Award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities.

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