Building on the strong foundation set by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), AgriFutures Australia says it is seeking a path for Australia’s rural industries. By anticipating global trends, discovering new knowledge, harnessing new technologies, and investing in people, AgriFutures Australia is set to transform these industries to meet future challenges and opportunities.
With new headquarters in regional NSW, the AgriFutures Australia team has spent the last ten months reflecting on the opportunities and challenges facing the agricultural sector. It says it will seek to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries through research and innovation.
According to AgriFutures Australia Chair, Mrs Kay Hull AM, AgriFutures Australia is more than just a name change, it represents the organisation’s renewed purpose and direction.
“Our new name signals a distinct path for our organisation. We have upended our thinking to be proactive in the face of a rapidly changing environment, and to harness the many opportunities this presents to our organisation and the sector,” said Mrs Hull.
“AgriFutures Australia forges new frontiers for learning, pushes for greater collaboration across sectors, invests in new and emerging industries, harnesses new technologies and builds the capability of emerging leaders to deliver real on-farm benefits.
“It is such an exciting time to be in Australian agriculture and AgriFutures Australia is well placed to collaborate with rural industries to build a prosperous future.
“We’ve set our sights on transforming the rural industries we partner with to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Our new name reflects our place in agriculture, our national mandate and our steely focus on the future. We thank everyone for their involvement and contribution to date and look forward to working together to grow our future.”