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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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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.

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12 Jun 2024

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AgriWebb empowers producers to capture maximum value

In this episode we speak to Justin Webb, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of AgriWebb, on how the farm management technology is supporting farmers to share their sustainability stories to global consumers – and earn premium prices for practices backed by verified data.

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3 Mar 2022

A bumper harvest and new approach to workforce supply

A career in agricultural machinery sales and an after-work hobby led to Will Mitchell founding a burgeoning labour hire startup. WorksForYou matches university students and young athletes with casual, unskilled roles and recently played a major role in helping farms in New South Wales and ACT finish one of Australia’s biggest harvests in history.

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2 Mar 2022

Farmo: Water monitoring saves time and money

Nick Seymour, Founder and General Manager of IoT solutions company Farmo recently participated in the evokeAG. Startup Network program. We caught up with Nick, and sheep and cattle producer James Young from Cavendish on the benefits of using new technologies to solve age-old problems on-farm.

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1 Mar 2022

Animal-free fermented fats and oils give alternative proteins a kick of flavour

Canberra-based food tech company, Nourish Ingredients is pushing the needle on how alternative proteins are made, using synthetic biology to create tailored, animal-free fats and oils. With seed funding from industry heavyweights, Main Sequence Ventures and Horizon Ventures, Nourish believe their specialty fats will have a massive impact on taste in the next generation of alternative proteins.

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1 Mar 2022