Building on the solid foundation laid by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), AgriFutures Australia says it is seeking a path for rural industries in Australia. By anticipating global trends, uncovering new knowledge, harnessing new technologies and investing in people, AgriFutures Australia is poised to transform these industries to meet future challenges and opportunities.
With a new headquarters in the NSW region, the AgriFutures Australia team has spent the last ten months reflecting on the opportunities and challenges facing the agricultural sector. He says he will seek to increase the long-term prosperity of Australia’s rural industries through research and innovation.
According to AgriFutures Australia President Ms. Kay Hull AM, AgriFutures Australia is more than just a name change, it represents the organization’s renewed purpose and direction.
“Our new name signals a distinct path for our organization. We have changed our thinking to be proactive in the face of a rapidly changing environment and to exploit the many opportunities this presents for our organization and the industry, ”said Ms. Hull.
“AgriFutures Australia is forging new frontiers for learning, pushing for greater collaboration between sectors, investing in new and emerging industries, harnessing new technologies and strengthening the capacity of emerging leaders to deliver real benefits on the farm.
“These are such an exciting times for Australian agriculture and AgriFutures Australia is uniquely positioned to partner with rural industries to build a prosperous future.
“Our goal is to transform the rural industries with which we partner to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Our new name reflects our place in agriculture, our national mandate and our strong focus on the future. We thank everyone for their involvement and contribution so far and look forward to working together to make our future grow. “