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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
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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

Global food innovation with Angeline Achariya

In this Humans of Agriculture x evokeAG. collab podcast, Oli Le Lievre speaks with Angeline Achariya, the executive director of innovation and growth at Simplot Australia and the Country Chair for Australia, Food Innovation for G100 Mission Million.

Food
20 Oct 2022
41 mins

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

New crop of Future Young Leaders selected for evokeAG. 2023

How can we make agriculture an accessible, inclusive, and exciting career option for anyone to consider? What’s the key for encouraging farmers to adopt new technologies or practice change on farm? And how can greater access to education and resources support the industry to become more sustainable and resilient?

Future
9 Sep 2022
4 min read

Enhancing Australia’s global advantage and driving agrifood tech innovation: A sneak peek at the evokeAG. 2023 program

In the lead up to evokeAG. 2023 – Down to Earth and the launch of the program, we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the stellar line-up taking to the stage on 21-22 February 2023. To kick things off we asked evokeAG. 2023 speakers Stuart Austin, David Downs, Michelle Colgrave and Michael Macolino about their passion for agrifood innovation as well as Australia's (and South Australia's) global advantage and what will drive the greatest change in agrifood innovation.

Future
5 Sep 2022
7 min read

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