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Prestigious National Student Award goes to NSW Ag Scientist

Wed 01, May 2019
Stephanie MacKillop from NSW has taken out the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Student Award (NSA), one of the most prestigious honours for agricultural science students across the country. more …

International Women’s Day

Tue 05, Mar 2019
The AIA has numerous women members in its ranks. Three of our current National and Divisional Board Members agreed to an interview about their roles in Australian agriculture. As AIA Chair I am pleased to be able to work with agricultural professionals who as so passionate about their careers, the profession of agriculture, and the AIA.

I asked them each to share insights on how they have contributed to agriculture and natural resources in their roles, any professional or personal insights that they’d like to share, and finally, what changes do you think are needed in the AIA. Some of the responses were challenging and as members we should all reflect on the insights they have shared. more …

Significant impact on agriculture from Banking Royal Commission says AIA

Thu 21, Feb 2019

The importance of the recently launched professional accreditation scheme for agriculture has been highlighted by the Banking Royal Commission (BRC). Developed by Ag Institute Australia (AIA), the Chartered Agriculturalist (CAg) program directly tackles ethical issues raised by the BRC, which have ramifications for consultants, advisors and other professionals working in services sectors such as agriculture and natural resource management.

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What Should the Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Sectors Learn from the Banking Royal Commission?

Fri 15, Feb 2019
Ag Institute of Australia (AIA) has been considering the findings of the recent Banking Royal Commission (BRC).
In the context of the niche that the AIA occupies in Australian agriculture and natural resource management, and particularly as an organisation that supports and enables the development and recognition of industry professionals, the ramifications of the BRC are in our view both relevant to our stakeholders, and in many ways has profound significance. more …

Two Royal Commissions, One Common Theme

Tue 12, Feb 2019
Weekly Alert Chair's column more …

Australia Day Honours for Agricultural Professionals

Tue 05, Feb 2019
This Australia Day, the AIA had two of its members recognised for service to Australian agriculture, primary industries and farming. These were Peter McMaugh AM and Geoff Thomas OAM.

The AIA is very pleased and honoured to have its own members recognised through the Australian Day Honours. Congratulations to Peter and Geoff.
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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 …

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 …

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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