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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.

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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

evokeAG. 2022 Startup Program cohort announced

Fifteen of Australia’s most promising agrifood tech innovators have been handpicked to join the evokeAG. Startup Program to help them to build their capacity to attract investment and customers at the upcoming evokeAG. 2022 Sydney event.*

Tech
30 Nov 2021
3 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
TeleSense spear monitoring grain

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 time is now’: Key insights from Elders CEO Mark Allison

Elders CEO Mark Allison addressed evokeAG. 2020 – just a few short weeks before the world went into lockdown – to talk farming trends and Australian agriculture’s target of building a $100 billion industry by 2030. Now, as the world emerges to the ‘new normal’ and ahead of evokeAG. 2022, Mark reflects on the past 18 months and why he’s excited for the future of Australian agriculture.

Future
2 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
AI and Robotics

Makers not takers – building Australia’s tech industry with AI

The ability of Artificial Intelligence to be developed and used at scale is changing the way problems are solved – from global food shortages to weed identification. The Queensland AI Hub is encouraging a national focus to push AI’s potential by supporting local AI developers – to reduce risk across the supply chain and take control of Australia’s assets, from natural resources to power.

Tech
6 Oct 2021
7 min read