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NSW Ethics Masterclass

Mon 18, Nov 2019
AIA NSW Ethics Masterclass

The Rising Tide of Ethics in Australian Agriculture more …

AIA Accreditation Scheme Gets Good Reception At Crop Consultants Seminar

Thu 11, Jul 2019
At the recent Crop Consultants Australia Seminar in Narrabri, AIA Chair Turlough Guerin was invited to present on the recent launch of the industry-first accreditation scheme, Chartered Agriculturalist (CAg).

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CAg Applications Now Available Online

Thu 20, Jun 2019
The Chartered Agriculturalist (CAg) scheme online application system is now ready to take applications. AIA Members and non-members can apply. For AIA Members who do not have CPAg status, now is a good time to get your CPAg grading. If you are a professional member with CPAg status or you are an agricultural professional accredited under a related industry scheme, then you may be eligible for achieving the CAg grading. more …

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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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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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 …

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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