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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 evokeAG. 2022
30 Nov 2021
3 min read
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myFARMSMART helps manage the ‘what if’ scenarios of farm business

Founder of agritech forecasting software, myFARMSMART, Lucy Anderton is empowering farmers to take a calculated approach to business and ‘have more fun’. By using integrated science-based algorithms with individual farm data, this predictive tool is helping WA farmers better manage change and increase profitability – and is now seeking investment to scale operations.

Farm
30 Nov 2021
5 min read
field day Western Australia

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 Innovation
29 Nov 2021
5 min read

Why intangible assets matter for every agrifood startup

People will only pay for what they cannot steal, according to EverEdge Managing Director, Michael Masterson who shares a wealth of experience in valuing intangible assets and helping businesses, like Rhino-Rack and infant formula and milk company Beta A2 – find their ‘secret sauce’ and how to keep it safe.

Investment
3 Nov 2021
4 min read
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

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Oli Madgett

CEO & Co-Founder | Platfarm

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

Freelancer | Judy Kennedy Media

Menzies Creek, VIC

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Lucy Anderton myFARMSMART

myFARMSMART helps manage the ‘what if’ scenarios of farm business

Founder of agritech forecasting software, myFARMSMART, Lucy Anderton is empowering farmers to take a calculated approach to business and ‘have more fun’. By using integrated science-based algorithms with individual farm data, this predictive tool is helping WA farmers better manage change and increase profitability – and is now seeking investment to scale operations.

Farm Farmers
30 Nov 2021
5 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

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

Breakthrough tech to provide farm-wide wi-fi

Tractors and trucks will become roving WiFi devices with a range of up to 5 kilometres, as part of a new Food Agility CRC research collaboration to provide farm-wide internet coverage.

Farm
28 Oct 2021
3 min read

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Innovation, collaboration and persistence: the art of growing red meat market access

A joint effort by the red meat sector and government has delivered sought-after shelf-life extensions for vacuum-packed chilled sheepmeat and beef exports to key markets in the Middle East. However, innovative packaging and freight solutions are still required to extend shelf life of fresh sheepmeat carcase exports – which accounts for the bulk trade to the Middle East – to capture similar value and recover from the COVID-19 induced airfreight capacity crunch.

Research
27 Oct 2021
6 min read

The rising potential of Australian perennial wheat

The push to develop perennial wheats suitable for Australian conditions is gathering momentum. Delivering improved sustainability, on-farm profitability, and nutritional outcomes – perennial wheats have everyone from mixed farmers to artisan brewers and bakers excited.

Research
30 Sep 2021
7 min read

Ardrossan Orchards and using the Phytec App

Two years ago, Batlow, NSW was devastated by one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons on record. Our evokeAG. host and fellow farmer, Stephen Honner caught up with Ian Cathels, Manager of Ardrossan Orchards, at their Woodburn orchard, in the middle of their fruit picking season – to see firsthand their progress and how new technology is driving on-farm efficiencies.

Farm
30 Jun 2021
22 min listen

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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 evokeAG. 2022
30 Nov 2021
3 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

‘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

Breakthrough tech to provide farm-wide wi-fi

Tractors and trucks will become roving WiFi devices with a range of up to 5 kilometres, as part of a new Food Agility CRC research collaboration to provide farm-wide internet coverage.

Farm
28 Oct 2021
3 min read
Intangible Assets_EverEdge

Intangible Matters Series: Valuing your secret sauce

The insider’s guide to maximising yield and higher valuations. Join Ernesto Fernandez, General Manager and Chief Intangible Asset Officer at Rhino-Rack and Tyler Capson, Managing Director at EverEdge to find out how to value your 'secret sauce'.

Investment
26 Oct 2021
91 min watch

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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 evokeAG. 2022
30 Nov 2021
3 min read

Why intangible assets matter for every agrifood startup

People will only pay for what they cannot steal, according to EverEdge Managing Director, Michael Masterson who shares a wealth of experience in valuing intangible assets and helping businesses, like Rhino-Rack and infant formula and milk company Beta A2 – find their ‘secret sauce’ and how to keep it safe.

Investment
3 Nov 2021
4 min read

Intangible Matters Series: Valuing your secret sauce

The insider’s guide to maximising yield and higher valuations. Join Ernesto Fernandez, General Manager and Chief Intangible Asset Officer at Rhino-Rack and Tyler Capson, Managing Director at EverEdge to find out how to value your 'secret sauce'.

Investment
26 Oct 2021
91 min watch
Andy Ziolkowski

40 years in the venture capital game with Andy Ziolkowski

With more than 40 years in the venture capital game, Andy Ziolkowski – the Managing Director of US-based food and agriculture-focused venture capital firm, Cultivian Sandbox and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cultivian Ventures – knows a good investment when he sees one.

Investment
20 Oct 2021
18 min listen

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field day Western Australia

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 Innovation
29 Nov 2021
5 min read

Innovation, collaboration and persistence: the art of growing red meat market access

A joint effort by the red meat sector and government has delivered sought-after shelf-life extensions for vacuum-packed chilled sheepmeat and beef exports to key markets in the Middle East. However, innovative packaging and freight solutions are still required to extend shelf life of fresh sheepmeat carcase exports – which accounts for the bulk trade to the Middle East – to capture similar value and recover from the COVID-19 induced airfreight capacity crunch.

Research
27 Oct 2021
6 min read

The rising potential of Australian perennial wheat

The push to develop perennial wheats suitable for Australian conditions is gathering momentum. Delivering improved sustainability, on-farm profitability, and nutritional outcomes – perennial wheats have everyone from mixed farmers to artisan brewers and bakers excited.

Research
30 Sep 2021
7 min read

The Australian prawn farm raising the bar for sustainable aquaculture

Australian aquaculture and biotech company, Pacific Biotechnologies, has developed a better way to farm prawns. Its Pacific Reef Fisheries operation earned Australia’s first Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for responsible and sustainable prawn farming. Now, the opportunity exists for a new owner to expand this market-leading business and put locally grown sustainable prawns on more Australian dinner plates.

Investment
1 Sep 2021
6 min read
Synbio CSIRO

Synthetic biology promises a $27B dividend for Australia

Australia could develop an industry worth up to $27 billion a year and create 44,000 jobs by 2040 by building its synthetic biology ecosystem, according to a new report released today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.

Future
26 Aug 2021
5 min read

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Lucy Anderton myFARMSMART

myFARMSMART helps manage the ‘what if’ scenarios of farm business

Founder of agritech forecasting software, myFARMSMART, Lucy Anderton is empowering farmers to take a calculated approach to business and ‘have more fun’. By using integrated science-based algorithms with individual farm data, this predictive tool is helping WA farmers better manage change and increase profitability – and is now seeking investment to scale operations.

Farm Farmers
30 Nov 2021
5 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
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