Creative New Ag Technology Reaps Rewards

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today congratulated esteemed agricultural fellows on a successful veski Sustainable Panel discussion, highlighting the importance of bringing leading researchers and entrepreneurs to Victoria.

veski seeks to build diversity in innovation and promote people from diverse backgrounds into senior roles.

The event gave farmer representatives, researchers, industry and government leaders hearing an update on the use of sensor technology to determine the perfect pear for Asian markets and a new app to map the ‘pepper’ flavour of Victorian Shiraz.

Attendees heard about the opportunities offered by, and challenges facing, the agriculture sector and the importance of innovation to drive profitability and sustainability of Australian agriculture.

The veski Sustainable Agriculture Fellowships program encourages international collaboration among community,  philanthropic organisations, industry and government to capture innovations and address critical issues.

The first round of fellowships in 2015 has seen remarkable leaps and bounds made in turning innovative Victorian agricultural ideas into a reality.

The Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship Program prioritises work tailored to local conditions and targeting emerging international markets for food, fibre and agricultural services.

Expressions of interest close on Thursday 9 March and can be lodged at www.veski.org.au/agri

Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford  

“veski is a charitable institution that supports Victoria and Australia to respond to society’s most challenging issues by bringing world leading scientists and researchers to Victoria.”

“Working with researchers, farmers and communities, the veski sustainable agriculture projects have harnessed emerging technologies, paving the way for ongoing agricultural and economic success.”

“I would encourage all researchers and scientists to apply for round two of the veski Sustainable Agriculture Fellowships.”