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The Northern Rivers is set to host the best of Australian agricultural innovation with AusFAC2021 coming to the region on 19 – 20 March 2021.

AusFAC is the Australian arm of the Global Future Agro Challenge (FAC). Each year six Australian agripreneurs are selected to pitch for their chance to take their future food innovation to the global stage.

RDA Northern Rivers has partnered with local entrepreneur program Sourdough Business Pathways to bring the AusFAC event here in 2021 after four successful events in the Atherton Tablelands. The 2021 competition is the first time the event has been held outside Far North Queensland and provides an opportunity for local agripreneurs to be recognised at a national and potentially global level.

Tim Williamson, Director of Regional Development at RDA Northern Rivers said, “We are delighted at AusFAC committee’s decision to hold the event in the Northern Rivers, NSW in 2021.”

“Over the last few years, the Australian winners have been very successful at the global Future Agro Challenge event and we hope to build on that success.”

“We welcome entries from across Australia as well as encouraging our local agri-innovators to showcase their great ideas for the future of food,” said Mr Williamson.

“The competition is more than just a pitch, it also gives agripreneurs an opportunity to present their innovation to local and international investors who are seeking to invest in a sustainable future.”

Information on how to nominate for the competition is available from the AusFAC website.

Local agripreneurs, investors and interested members of the community can also to sign up for updates for the AusFAC2021 event at http://ausfac.org.au


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