Ag Excellence News and Updates

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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Grain producers sought to take part in Australian first trial

September 26, 2022

Grain Producers SA (GPSA) is on the hunt for 10 grain growers to be involved in an Australian first trial of a new tool to measure greenhouse emissions on-farm.

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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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Appointment of inaugural Farming Systems Specialist

September 8, 2022

Rachel May has been appointed by Ag Excellence Alliance in the key role of Farming Systems Specialist – Adoption for the South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.

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Huge field day program as Hart celebrates 40 years of leading trials research

September 7, 2022

In its milestone 40th year, the Hart Field Day returns on Tuesday, September 20, with a huge
program showing exactly why it has cemented itself as the leading agronomy field day in
Australia over four decades.

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Livestock SA welcomes new board members

September 7, 2022

Livestock SA welcomed three new board members at its 2022 Annual General Meeting, held on Monday at Hahndorf as part of the Growing SA conference at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre.

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Awards highlight SA’s bright future in agriculture

September 7, 2022

A Clare Valley man’s vision for sustainable vineyard production and management practices, and plans by a Limestone Coast animal health specialist to expand his skillset to help educate local producers in best practice nutrition and animal management strategies, have been recognised at the recent Agriculture Bureau of South Australia’s 2022 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards.

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Ag Ex Carbon Footprint and Feasibility Extension Project Wraps Up

September 5, 2022

Carbon footprints allow landholders to quantify their emissions and subsequently interrogate where they can reduce emissions. Emission reduction activities are often also aligned to increased productivity.

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Growing carbon farming pilot program applications open now

September 1, 2022

The Growing Carbon Farming Demonstration Pilot is a $1 million initiative to encourage carbon farming adoption and build the carbon market in South Australia.

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Exciting opportunity to join Upper North Farming Systems

September 1, 2022

Upper North Farming Systems (UNFS) is seeking a Business Manager to contribute a vital role for this farmer-led organisation. This new role is a consolidation of roles within UNFS to improve delivery, providing a unique opportunity to make the role your own.

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