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Milk without cows – how synthetic biology and dairy farmers can both win

Where they once went head-to-head at the negotiation table, Michael Hampson and Jim Fader are now combining forces to bring a lab-brewed, dairy-free milk to market. The pair say ‘Eden Brew’ could be a billion-dollar company – and they want dairy farmers to have a slice of the pie.

Tech
1 Dec 2022
4 min read

How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

Tech Spacetech
23 Nov 2022
6 min read

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Oli Madgett

Oli Madgett

Managing Director, Perennial Australia

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Mike Lee Alpha Food Labs

Mike Lee

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Alpha Food Labs | Founder The Future Market

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Natasha Teakle

Managing Director and Co-Founder | AgriStart

Abbey, WA

Samuel Johnston at evokeAG. 2020

Sam Johnston

Co-Founder of Thank A Farmer For Your Next Meal | Future Young Leader

Forbes, NSW

Judy Kennedy

Judy Kennedy

Journalist | Judy Kennedy Media

Menzies Creek, VIC

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How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

Tech
23 Nov 2022
6 min read

Solving agrifood labour challenges with Genevieve Griffin-George

In this Food Futurists x evokeAG. collaboration podcast, Andy Lowe speaks with Genevieve Griffin-George, a former evokeAG. Future Young Leader and Founder of PICMI, a digital recruiting platform that helps speed up the process of hiring seasonal workers and takes the stress away from growers in managing the HR process.

Food
2 Nov 2022
28 min listen

New Edge Microbials’ nature tech approach offers hope for food security, post-synthetics

‘Nature tech’ is gathering pace, offering adaptive soil microbial solutions that help scale up the planet’s ability to heal itself, and improve food security. Ben Barlow, Managing Director of New Edge Microbials and evokeAG. 2023 speaker, is ahead of the curve – with proven biological inputs that drastically reduce a crop’s carbon footprint and deliver a host of production outcomes for farmers.

Tech
2 Nov 2022
7 min read

Malted barley waste, a sustainable feedstock for cattle

Elders Kangaroo Island stock agent, Stuart Were has teamed up with Charlie Schmidt, head distiller at Kangaroo Island Spirits, to feed his Speckle Park cattle malted barley waste from the distillery and it’s a win-win situation – for the environment and the herd.

Farm
2 Nov 2022
25 min listen

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Milk without cows – how synthetic biology and dairy farmers can both win

Where they once went head-to-head at the negotiation table, Michael Hampson and Jim Fader are now combining forces to bring a lab-brewed, dairy-free milk to market. The pair say ‘Eden Brew’ could be a billion-dollar company – and they want dairy farmers to have a slice of the pie.

Tech
1 Dec 2022
4 min read

Farming insects and lifelong lessons with Olympia Yarger

Waste warrior and insect farming pioneer, Olympia Yarger of agritech startup, Goterra, has earned the 2023 ACT Australian of the Year award for her commitment to tackling climate change. In this Humans of Agriculture x evokeAG. collab podcast, Oli Le Lievre unpacks Olympia’s diverse and entrepreneurial life experiences.

Food
28 Nov 2022
57 mins

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Farming insects and lifelong lessons with Olympia Yarger

Waste warrior and insect farming pioneer, Olympia Yarger of agritech startup, Goterra, has earned the 2023 ACT Australian of the Year award for her commitment to tackling climate change. In this Humans of Agriculture x evokeAG. collab podcast, Oli Le Lievre unpacks Olympia’s diverse and entrepreneurial life experiences.

Food
28 Nov 2022
57 mins

How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

Tech
23 Nov 2022
6 min read

Reimagining the future of food with Tony Hunter

What will the future of food look like? Andy Lowe speaks with Tony Hunter, a Global Food Futurist and consultant at Future Cubed about how the agrifood industry may be shaped in the coming years as countries around the globe look to strengthen food security and food sovereignty while pursuing sustainable outcomes.

Food
11 Nov 2022
39 min listen

Malted barley waste, a sustainable feedstock for cattle

Elders Kangaroo Island stock agent, Stuart Were has teamed up with Charlie Schmidt, head distiller at Kangaroo Island Spirits, to feed his Speckle Park cattle malted barley waste from the distillery and it’s a win-win situation – for the environment and the herd.

Farm
2 Nov 2022
25 min listen

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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

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

2023 evokeAG. Startup Program applications now open

Applications for the AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 Startup Program are now open to startups and scaleups who are interested in showcasing their products, solutions and technologies at Asia Pacific's premier agrifood tech event – evokeAG. Down to Earth to be held in Adelaide on 21-22 February 2023.

Investment
26 Sep 2022
3 min read

South Australian paddock-to-beverage traceability project takes off

Nine innovative agritech startups have received over $700,000 in grants collectively through the South Australian Government’s AgTech Growth Fund. Now a collaborative paddock-to-beverage traceability pilot project between Coopers Brewery, Grain Producers South Australia and agritech startup recipient, Trust Provenance is taking off.

Food
1 Aug 2022
4 min read

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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

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

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Farming insects and lifelong lessons with Olympia Yarger

Waste warrior and insect farming pioneer, Olympia Yarger of agritech startup, Goterra, has earned the 2023 ACT Australian of the Year award for her commitment to tackling climate change. In this Humans of Agriculture x evokeAG. collab podcast, Oli Le Lievre unpacks Olympia’s diverse and entrepreneurial life experiences.

Food
28 Nov 2022
57 mins

How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

Tech
23 Nov 2022
6 min read

New Edge Microbials’ nature tech approach offers hope for food security, post-synthetics

‘Nature tech’ is gathering pace, offering adaptive soil microbial solutions that help scale up the planet’s ability to heal itself, and improve food security. Ben Barlow, Managing Director of New Edge Microbials and evokeAG. 2023 speaker, is ahead of the curve – with proven biological inputs that drastically reduce a crop’s carbon footprint and deliver a host of production outcomes for farmers.

Tech
2 Nov 2022
7 min read

Connectivity solutions help drive business on remote WA cattle station

Jack Carmody is the manager of Prenti Downs, one of Western Australia’s largest and most remote cattle stations. Jack has created a system, supported by the nbn® network, that delivers high-speed Internet to the homestead — and allows him to monitor livestock in the most isolated pockets of his one-million-acre holding.

Farm
2 Nov 2022
5 min read