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Connect to the world of agrifood innovation.

18-19
Feb
2025
evokeAG. 2025
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
07 Months
28 Days
06 Hours
45 Minutes
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AgriFutures evokeAG. is Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood innovation event.

This unique, cross-sector, international event brings together thought leaders and change makers in agriculture, food manufacturing, research, innovation, investment, and policy to build connections for a more resilient, productive, and profitable agricultural sector and value chain.

Save the date for evokeAG. 2025 in Brisbane, Queensland.

‘I need to be a part of this’: Giaan Rooney on farming and how she’s found her place

Nearly one in ten Australian workers switched jobs in the past 12 months – the highest rate in a decade. And nearly two-thirds swapped their industry over their occupation, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data. Someone who’s made the switch is Olympic swimmer and gold medallist, Giaan Rooney. TV presenter, media identity – and now a macadamia farmer.
The self-confessed ‘outsider coming into the ag world’ shares how she’s put down roots on a macadamia farm in Northern New South Wales.

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association driving agritech adoption in North Queensland

As excitement grows for evokeAG. 2025 in Queensland, we’re shining a light on the Sunshine State’s agrifood innovation ecosystem, from founders to funders – and not forgetting the most critical link in the agrifood innovation chain: the adopters! The producers, processors, and supply chain partners who translate innovation into action.
Here, Ry Collins, of the Bowen Gumlu Growers Association, shares how agritech innovation can drive a more productive, profitable, and sustainable horticulture industry in North Queensland – and what growers up north hope to see from their state’s own evokeAG. 2025.

Latest news and insights

Soaring from startup to global company: How Bird Control Group’s lasering in on success and pests

The Dutch are an innovative bunch. Wi-Fi. The four-wheel drive. Microscopes. Even the dialysis machine – all Dutch inventions.
Joining the line-up in today’s agritech sector is Danish-founded Bird Control Group. With applications for the 2025 evokeAG. Startup Program opening in mid-September 2024, we’re checking back in with past participants to find out where they are now, what’s new in their world, and what’s on the horizon. And what better place to start than our inaugural 2019 cohort?

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19 Jun 2024

‘I need to be a part of this’: Giaan Rooney on farming and how she’s found her place

Nearly one in ten Australian workers switched jobs in the past 12 months – the highest rate in a decade. And nearly two-thirds swapped their industry over their occupation, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data. Someone who’s made the switch is Olympic swimmer and gold medallist, Giaan Rooney. TV presenter, media identity – and now a macadamia farmer.
The self-confessed ‘outsider coming into the ag world’ shares how she’s put down roots on a macadamia farm in Northern New South Wales.

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17 Jun 2024
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Contributors

Neil Varcoe

Neil Varcoe

Writer, journalist and accidental farmer

Sydney, New South Wales

Judy Kennedy

Judy Kennedy

Journalist | Judy Kennedy Media

Menzies Creek, VIC

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Emily Malone

Regional and rural journalist and communications professional

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Casey Dunn

Director | Grow Strategic Communications

Orange, NSW

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