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AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Tue 11, Dec 2018
Professionals working in agriculture now have their own industry accreditation scheme, following the launch of Ag Institute Australia’s (AIA) Chartered Agricultural program (CAg).

The scheme was officially launched at Brave New World – Ag to 2030 in Sydney, AIA’s National Conference. CAg will underpin the confidence of the public and the profession that the advice and services provided by CAg’s promote best practice standards.
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BRAVE NEW WORLD – AG TO 2030 - A CONFERENCE OF FIRSTS

Wed 14, Nov 2018
An industry-first national accreditation scheme for agricultural professionals will be launched later this month at the Brave New World – Ag to 2030 conference in Sydney.

The Chartered Agriculturalist (CAg) scheme sets a new mark of professionalism for people working in, and supporting, the agricultural sector, allowing individuals to demonstrate their level of skills and experience to industry. more …

AIA IS NOW ON YOUTUBE!

Wed 07, Nov 2018
With Chair Turlough Guerin now doing his Weekly ‘From the Chair’ on video, and plenty of great videos being created by our Brave New World – Ag to 2030 speakers, we have created a YouTube channel to house all this great content! more …

UTAS AGRICULTURE HONOURS SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Wed 07, Nov 2018
The Tasmanian Division of the Ag Institute supported the University of Tasmania Agriculture Honours Seminars that were held on the 12th October at its Sandy Bay Campus. It was an opportunity to hear presentations from graduating honours students and a chance to network with university staff and students. There were 12 presentations on the day and 3 video presentations from the first semester. more …

PROFESSOR WALLACE COWLING RECEIVES HONOUR

Tue 30, Oct 2018
Congratulations to AIA Member Professor Wallace Cowling, Associate Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. more …

NEW EDITION OF THE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE JOURNAL OUT NOW!

Tue 23, Oct 2018
The latest Agricultural Science Journal has been published for your viewing pleasure! It includes some great content, including;

• Action Plan for agriculture to meet challenges of climate change
• Should Australia be helping South East Asian countries become more self-sufficient in fresh milk?
• The Practice of Agricultural Science and Innovation
• Climate Change: Agriculture’s adaption and resilience to climatic change and variability.
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AIA DIRECTOR HOSTS CAMBODIAN VISITOR IN SYDNEY

Tue 16, Oct 2018
AIA Director Daniel Tan hosted a visit to the University of Sydney by Her Excellency, Em Totim, the Rector of the University of Battambang, Cambodia on the 15th October. more …

WORKSHOP ON DRONES & SATELLITES IN AG A SUCCESS!

Wed 10, Oct 2018
This great workshop was jointly hosted by the Ag Institute Australia Tasmanian Division and NRM North at Brickendon Estate, near Longford in northern Tasmania. more …

CHARTERED SCHEME AND NATIONAL CONFERENCE THE FOCUS FOR BOARD

Wed 19, Sep 2018
After each of our meetings, the AIA Board reports a communique for members only. This is available via your login on the Ag Institute homepage.

I encourage members to login and checkout the recent communiques. When you do, you note that we have been focussing considerable effort on progressing the Chartered Scheme. This month we will be publishing the Chartered Handbook which will explain the Scheme and allow you to register your interest.
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ENERGY POLICY ESSENTIAL TO MANAGING LOWER PRODUCTIVITY, RISING COSTS

Thu 06, Sep 2018
A combination of poor energy productivity and high energy prices is resulting in decreased agricultural productivity in Australia, according to the latest Policy Statement from Ag Institute Australia (AIA). more …

THE PROCESS FOR ACHIEVING CHARTERED MEMBERSHIP

Tue 14, Aug 2018
We have been seeking feedback to further shape the design of the Chartered scheme and to make CPAg more workable. The CPAg and Chartered schemes have been developed for the benefit of Members and for enhancing the sector more broadly, and your input is key to this. more …

WEBINAR TO EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AGRICULTURE

Tue 14, Aug 2018
As part of National Science Week, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Soil Scientist Dr Marcus Hardie will host a webinar exploring the future of digital agriculture.
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SAVE THE DATE! 4th OCTOBER – AIA DRONE WORKSHOP

Tue 14, Aug 2018
This is advance notice of an exciting workshop jointly hosted by the AIA Tasmanian Division and NRM North on the practical uses of drones and satellites in modern agriculture more …

REGISTER NOW FOR AIA AG-TECH EVENT IN NARRABRI!

Tue 14, Aug 2018
Exciting additional speakers have been added to the program for 'Technology for the Northern Growing Region: Where are we now?’,including three leading, innovative farmers from WA. more …

RECORD EXPORTS FOR AUSTRALIA IN 2017/18

Tue 14, Aug 2018
Australia's total goods and services exports have reached a record $401 billion for the first time, bolstered by strong export growth to China. more …

Ag Institute NSW Division AGM and Energy Forum: Review of NSW Rural / Regional Electricity and Gas supplies and costs

Fri 08, Jun 2018
Mr Derek Schoen President of the NSW Farmers Association stated in his introduction to the NSW Farmers Discussion Paper THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY IN REGIONAL NSW.

“Agriculture is an energy intensive industry, with activities such as irrigation, dairy processing, climate controlled environments and cold storage chains heavily dependent on electricity. NSW farmers are looking to the future and embracing digitisation and automation of processes to improve productivity and efficiency which will require greater electrification of farming processes’. more …

TASMANIAN TAKES OUT 2018 NATIONAL STUDENT AWARD

Tue 01, May 2018
Ryan Warren, from the University of Tasmania, has been announced as the winner of the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Student Award for 2018. more …

RENEWABLES KEY FOR AGRICULTURE TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

Thu 22, Mar 2018
Renewable energy policies are essential to effective climate change mitigation, according to the latest policy paper from Ag Institute Australia (AIA), which recognises climate change as a pressing issue for agriculture. more …

Weed Warrior Takes Out WA Division Excellence Award

Wed 28, Feb 2018
The WA Division of AIA has presented Peter Newman with the Award of Excellence 2017. more …

Mining and Agriculture – Is co-existence possible?

Tue 27, Feb 2018
Ag Institute Australia (AIA) is calling for protection for prime agricultural land from mining activities, while acknowledging the two industries can work together effectively.
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AIA SA Division Networking Event

Wed 20, Dec 2017
Please view the presentations from the AIA SA Division Networking Event held on Thursday 23 November 2017.
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Science an essential partner to drive agriculture forward

Tue 28, Mar 2017
Ag Institute Australia has called for sufficient ongoing support and investment in science-based innovation to help drive agriculture forward in Australia. Without this, AIA warns, Australian agriculture will lose significant opportunities and advantages.
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