• How does the NSW community guarantee the future of its food and agriculture sector?

From late 2014 to early 2016, we are combining cutting-edge techniques from change management and product and service design to build the understanding, connections, and capabilities of a diverse group of 60 Australians to identify, test, and develop solutions to three key challenges facing agriculture in NSW: fostering a culture of innovation, increasing capital investment, and improving trust with the community and consumers.


  • Success! 11 new solutions for the future of Agriculture pitched at Flourish. Read more about it here and be sure to listen to 2GB Radio’s interview with Tim Bennett, one of the Co-Founders of Adventive, an innovation arising from the Actions for NSW Agriculture initiative.

We have developed a unique ‘social lab’ approach to supporting groups through a series of events in NSW.

Participants are helping shape the future of the food and agricultural industry and ensuring we have thriving rural communities across NSW.

Actions for NSW Agriculture is funded by the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and  supported by Wilson Fletcher, the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Incitec Pivot.

We are guided by a steering committee of farming experts and industry leaders:

  • David Anthony – Chair, Australian Farm Institute; Chair, Auscott Ltd; Director, Plant Biosecurity CRC.
  • Rob Cairns – Head of Corporate Affairs, Syngenta Australasia
  • Lucinda Corrigan – Chair, NSW Agriculture Industry Action PLan Taskforce; Member, Commission for International Agricultural Research
  • Annabel Dulhunty – Director, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Alexandra Gartmann – Managing Director, Rural Bank
  • Matt Linnegar – CEO, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
  • Vito Mancini – Director, RedBelly Citrus
  • Robbie Sefton – Managing Director, Sefton and Associates
  • Sarah Sivyer – Head of Process Improvement, Rabobank