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Helping young Australians make agriculture future-ready

Investing in a future-ready agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector is the goal of the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards grant program, with applications now open.

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud is inviting young researchers, scientists and innovators in agriculture, fisheries and forestry to submit a project application that addresses current industry challenges.

“Australia has a proud tradition of innovation, and we’re looking to build on that legacy with the next generation of Aussie smarts,” Minister Littleproud said.

“We’re looking for projects that tackle issues in innovative ways and contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.

“It’s about supporting young people who are passionate about agriculture and helping them to make a difference.

“Our young people are at the forefront of transforming agriculture as it grows to a $100 billion industry.

“Their innovations and new ideas will help individual farmers as well as whole industries and communities. They will drive change as ideas and protypes become reality.

“Last year’s Ministerial award winner was Fraser Border from the University of Southern Queensland.

“His project used augmented reality to help meat process workers improve accuracy and efficiency, reduce waste and increase returns for processors.”

For more information and to apply visit here.

Source: Australian Government