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Judy Kennedy

Judy Kennedy

Freelancer | Judy Kennedy Media

Menzies Creek, VIC

Judy Kennedy is a highly experienced journalist with over 20 years experience in print, broadcast and online writing and PR, specialising in the rural agricultural space. Judy has worked with the ABC for 12 years as a rural reporter, TV presenter and radio broadcaster in all parts of Australia. She became well known to listeners during her time with the iconic ABC Country Hour, as a presenter for Landline and Executive Producer of the ABC Radio National’s Rural Unit.

 

Three years in rural and regional public relations working with clients like GRDC, AgriFutures Australia and MLA, helped expand her ability to develop strategies to market concepts and translate technical data into accessible information to encourage adoption of research. Judy lives in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne.

Australian agritech has ‘arrived on world stage’

As the MC for evokeAG.’s second Investor Pitch Dinner, Tenacious Ventures’ Sarah Nolet remarked on how much things had changed since the previous evokeAG. in 2020 and its first Investor Pitch Dinner. Australian agritech has gone from aspiring to be a global player, Sarah says, to ‘fully established, proving to the world that we’ve arrived and we’re here to stay’. So where are Australia’s areas of global advantage, and what’s the key to maximising the future for the agrifood tech ecosystem?

Investment
2 Oct 2022
7 min read

Whole Green Foods’ $2m bridging round geared to tackle global food waste

Specialising in nutrient extraction technology to convert food waste into useable ingredients, has paid off for Whole Green Foods. The Western Australian startup is now raising a $2 million bridging round, closing 31 August 2022, with processing expansion plans and heavyweight partnerships on the horizon, such as Simplot and Ferrero – set to catapult success.

Food
2 Aug 2022
5 min read

Co-designing a vibrant legacy for the Goulburn Valley

Davi La Ferla of Sensand Technologies, a key partner in the NorVicFoods project, speaks about the possible innovations set to rejuvenate Victoria’s Hume region and why human-centered and tech-enabled solutions will help maximise business outcomes. 

Future
15 Jun 2022
30 min listen

Supply chain innovation, ChillSafe tackles food waste challenge

After 10 years of working with commercial businesses, Coolsan Australia will roll out its innovative ChillSafe technology to domestic consumers in July 2022. The patented, simple-to-use sachet is designed to reduce bacteria, mould and viruses in cool storages and keep food fresher for longer, resulting in less food wastage.

Tech
31 May 2022
5 min read

Onside’s Series A set to launch at evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner

New Zealand agritech tool, Onside is helping its users – from farmers to big time corporates – reduce biosecurity risks and save the agricultural industry billions of dollars. With rising adoption in Australia, Onside is ready to scale into the US and will launch its Series A funding round at the evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner in June in Sydney.

Investment
11 May 2022
5 min read

Marron crayfish, primed as the next global food sensation

Western Australian startup, Aquatic AI is leading the charge with a fully automated vertical aquaculture system for marron crayfish – set to rival the iconic WA rock lobster industry. Co-founders, Andrew Walker and Michael Storey are seeking investment to develop a scaled supply chain for premium export markets.

Investment
7 Apr 2022
25 min listen

FarmLab gears up for Series A funding round to scale tech globally

Agritech startup, FarmLab is on a mission to help 1 million farmers sequester 1 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2025, with grand plans to scale up technology across Australia, the US and Europe – and now actively seeking investors for its $5 million Series A funding round.

Tech
24 Jan 2022
6 min read

New WA Hub seeks innovative solutions to drought

Growers will be at the forefront of innovation with the launch of the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, designed to help manage climate variability and increase productivity on-farm through innovative technologies and grassroots collaboration.

Farm
29 Nov 2021
5 min read

Agritech resurgence sparks excitement in Western Australia

Industry collaboration is helping propel the next generation of Western Australia’s agritech startups onto the world stage with the skills and knowledge to help solve agrifood challenges. A reinvigorated series of the Agtech Meetup initiative, led by Beanstalk and DPIRD, will begin in October, 2021 to help strengthen WA’s burgeoning agritech ecosystem.

Tech
6 Oct 2021
5 min read