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Rural Press Club – Networking with Victoria’s Agri-Innovators

Wednesday 28 March, 2018
Join Laura Poole, Rural Press Club of Victoria President and ABC journalist, who will host a panel session with Victoria’s agri-innovators.
Hear firsthand from some of the entrepreneurial agribusinesses that are changing the face of food production through their innovative start-ups.
The entertaining panel session features Geert Hendrix (Farmwall), Eleanor Toulmin (MimicTec) […]

ICM Agrifood Award for excellence in Agrifood

Applications for the 2018 award are now open and close Friday 13 April 2018.
Two of Australia’s most innovative young food and agriculture professionals will win the 2018 ICM Agrifood Award.
The ICM Agrifood Award is an early career award for two scientists or technologists who have achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for his/her […]

Applications open for 2018 Red Meat Design Sprints

Do you want to be a part of the next big thing in red meat?
Rocket Seeder – the leading food and agriculture startup accelerator – will host three innovation and entrepreneurship design sprints during April in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Donor Company.
Warragul – Thursday 12 April, Farm World, Lardner […]

Food Industry News

Feature article of the week  – from Quartz (
Artificial intelligence is being used to raise better pigs in China

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FoodChecker – menu, product and recipe assessment

Find out if your foods and drinks meet the Victorian Government’s ‘Healthy Choices guidelines’ with FoodChecker.
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service’s FoodChecker is a free online way to review menus, products and recipes against Victorian food and drink guidelines.
You can use FoodChecker to assess the entire menu for a retail food outlet or […]

Foodprint Melbourne

Melbourne’s foodbowl is the city-fringe farmland which currently produces enough food to meet 40% of the city’s food needs. (Image courtesy University of Melbourne)
A 2016 report – Melbourne’s Foodprint: What does it take to feed a city? – authored by University of Melbourne staff members Jennifer Sheridan, Dr Rachel Carey and […]

Rocket Seeder’s Food and Agriculture Startup Program

(Image: copyright Rocket Seeder 2017)
Applications for the Rocket Seeder food and agriculture startup program – Autumn Crop 18 – closed on 11 March.
The 10 amazing new food and agriculture innovators and entrepreneurs looking to bring new products and services to market will be announced soon.
Click here to read about the 11 Spring Crop 17 Entrepreneurs.
Watch for the call […]

Boost Your Food Business with Innovation Vouchers

Round 1 of the Voucher program closed on 2 March. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-April 2018.
Victorian businesses in the agriculture and food sector can now benefit from a new voucher scheme and virtual network to help grow their business.
The Victorian Government is investing $14.5 million in new funding to support businesses […]

Victoria, The Ag Tech Hub Of Australia

Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Victorian Government today announcing $15 million to enhance agricultural technology on farm.
It brings the government’s total investment in digital agriculture to $27 million, following $12 million for the Internet of Things (IoT) on farm demonstration trial in 2016-17.
Read the full press release here

Internet of Things Symposium – Monash University, Clayton

Thursday 22 March 2018
Are you ready for the next industrial revolution?
Come and see first hand how the convergence of physical digital systems are causing massive transformations in the way manufactures create, service and operate in their new, smart, connected matrix.
This event has been sparked by global technology trends entitled […]