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Australia's vibrant and growing organic industry and the broad-reaching benefits of choosing to buy organic are again being celebrated this September during Australian Organic Awareness Month. Each year, as the season turns from winter to spring, the spotlight shines on the advantages of going organic, from the health-conscious buyer wanting to eliminate unnatural chemicals in their diet to supporting the market-leading work of producers in animal welfare and environmental stewardship.
In light of renewed biosecurity threats for Australian farms, AOL has placed an order for more visitor signs branded with the Bud logo. The signs will remind visitors to consider biosecurity threats before entering the property, as well as informing guests that they are entering a certified organic property or paddock where specific treatment and harvesting practices may be in place.
Australian Organic Limited’s inaugural Conference was held in Brisbane on 21-22 July, with approximately 200 delegates gathering to discuss change and transformation in the organics industry. The two-day event covered a breadth of pressing topics in the organics space, including supply chains & traceability, climate change, sustainable packaging, soil & biologicals, consumer trends and much more.
The AIFST21 Convention will now be held as a virtual event over four days in October.
AOL has been invited to discuss with 3rd Year Food Science students the recent research it commissioned the School of Agriculture and Food at the University of Melbourne to conduct.
Entrepreneurs from all over the globe are invited to come together online for three days of insights and advice from US and NZ business leaders who will help companies large and small “up your game,” whether you are adjusting to the new environment, seeking to export or in a position to grow a healthy sustainable business.
The final round of the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants program is now open, with $13 million in grants over two years to help farmers and land managers improve their understanding and management of their soil.
Second round applications have opened for a share of up to $2.9 million under the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.
Apply for the Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot Program to reward farmers for improving their native vegetation.
Free seminar series from AusIndustry to help you gain insights into reducing food waste in processing and packaging and learn from companies who have successfully reduced waste.

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The ARLF is calling on those committed to strengthening the future of their region to be part of a national network of leaders, formed through participation in the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program.
Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships are open for applications. 15-20 scholarships are on offer annually.