In the media

The Institute has featured in media coverage across a diverse range of issues in recent months, including drought policy, consumer focus on data for food choices, agtech solutions for the water crisis, the impact of mobile blackspots on farm management and the ongoing ripple effects of the Kyoto Protocol on agricultural business. For links to these articles visit our ‘AFI in the news’ web page.

Out & about

Recently the Institute’s Executive Director, Richard Heath has spoken at:

  • The California Agricultural Leadership Program (November, 2018)
  • Meat & Livestock Australia Digital Forum, Canberra (November, 2018)
  • GFIA Conference, Brisbane (November, 2018)
  • USA Corn and Soybean Executives, Sydney (January, 2019)

General Manager, Katie McRobert spoke at:

  • ANZ Smart Farms and Agtech Forum, Sydney (December, 2018)

AFI calendar

 PUBLICATION Farm Policy Journal – vol. 16 no. 1   March 2019
 PUBLICATION  Insights – vol. 16 no. 2  May 2019
 EVENT  Mid-year conference – Brisbane  26–27 June 2019
 EVENT  Australian Agriculture Roundtable – Canberra  15 October 2019

AFI's mid-year conference: Farming in a risky climate – Brisbane, 26–27 June 2019

Farming in Australia has always been a risky proposition. The ability to manage risk well is one of the key attributes of successful farms and agribusinesses. In the absence of significant government support and a limited range of commercial risk mitigation products, risk management continues to threaten the Australian agriculture sector’s profitability and international competitiveness. 

Additionally, the nature of risk is constantly changing – and the pace of that change is accelerating. The impacts of climate change are exacerbating the complexity of risk management both directly and indirectly throughout agricultural supply chains.

How will the Australian agricultural industry mitigate the significantly increased range of risks facing the sector? 

Agriculture’s changing risk exposure and management options will be the focus for the Australian Farm Institute’s next mid-year conference, to be held in Brisbane on June 26–27. Save the date and keep checking the website for program details and registration.