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Megan Woodward

Journalist and Communications Specialist

Yandina Creek, Queensland

Born and bred between the cane fields, cattle stations and coal mines of north Queensland, Megan Woodward has nearly 20 years’ experience as a journalist and communications professional working mainly in regional Queensland.

 

During her decade with the national broadcaster, she worked as the Townsville-based network television reporter for ABC News and Current Affairs, as well as an on-air journalist with premier rural affairs program, Landline. Considered a ‘media all-rounder’, Megan has earned a reputation as a reliable, people focused professional and a trusted advocate for rural and regional Australia, as well as a highly regarded ag-PR communications specialist and MC. Megan is based at Yandina Creek in south-east Queensland.

Taking the road less travelled at Harvest Road

Owned by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, Harvest Road Group is part of Tattarang, one of Australia’s largest private investment groups. As a proud Western Australian end-to-end agrifood producer, the company is rewriting the script when it comes to animal welfare and environmental sustainability across its premium beef, aquaculture and horticulture businesses.

Farm
1 Oct 2022
7 min read

The making of great Australian wine

Wine Australia is charging ahead with innovations to ensure Australia’s viticulture industry continues to thrive, off the back of a challenging period. CEO Dr Martin Cole delves deep into their R&D approach, exciting solutions, like zero alcohol products and how growAG. is helping to enable growth.

Research
7 Jul 2022
22 min listen

Teaching Kenya's youth to embrace regenerative agriculture

Young trailblazer and evokeAG. Future Young Leader Alumni, George Chapman, lives on the edge of the Nairobi National Park in Kenya where he runs a regenerative agriculture farm and teaches the next generation about the importance of soil health.

Farm
1 Jul 2022
21 min listen

A bumper harvest and new approach to workforce supply

A career in agricultural machinery sales and an after-work hobby led to Will Mitchell founding a burgeoning labour hire startup. WorksForYou matches university students and young athletes with casual, unskilled roles and recently played a major role in helping farms in New South Wales and ACT finish one of Australia’s biggest harvests in history.

Farm
2 Mar 2022
6 min read

'The time is now for Australian agriculture' Elders MD & CEO Mark Allison shares his optimism for the future of Australian ag

In this episode we caught up with Mark Allison, the CEO of one of Australia’s largest agribusinesses, Elders. Mark spoke at evokeAG. in Melbourne, back in 2020 – a time before Australia and the world were plunged into lockdown due to COVID-19. At the time, Australia had suffered one of its worst droughts on record and bushfires had ravaged large parts of the community.

Future
18 Nov 2021
25 min listen

US agritech startup, TeleSense helps grain growers’ yield go the extra mile

Silicon Valley engineer Naeem Zafar is single-handedly disrupting the post-harvest ag industry using machine learning and IoT to predict the quality of crops in storage and transit – and it’s all thanks to a sliding doors moment involving a group of Australian executives searching for storage solutions for the grain industry. 

Tech
3 Nov 2021
6 min read

The future of Artificial Intelligence and why Australia should take control

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already creating exponential impact globally, and locally for our food and fibre supply chain, by alleviating workforce and labour shortages – a problem for Australian and global agriculture. 
In this episode we hear from the Queensland AI Hub about the endless opportunities that Artificial Intelligence offers the Australian tech industry and how we can make the most of it. 

Future
7 Oct 2021
35 min listen