Welcome to the ACAJ

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) is the national umbrella organisation for a network of state-based press clubs which focus on issues affecting rural and regional Australia. The ACAJ links its members to a global network of rural journalists and communicators through the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

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As a beef producer in South Australia’s Upper South East and current CEO of Potatoes SA, Robbie Davis is keen to do something about Australia’s $3 billion yearly food waste problem. There is no better place to discuss the issue than at a luncheon.

It was her mission to reduce the horticulture supply chain’s $1.72 billion share of the food waste issue that saw Ms Davis named 2016 South Australian Rural Woman of the Year by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. She believes Australia is at least ten to twenty years behind other countries and there is an urgent need to identify the waste streams so that known technologies can be used to transform food waste into food products for human consumption.

Ms Davis has business experience in the private and public sectors, both domestically and internationally. Her intimate understanding of agricultural production systems, particularly sustainable whole of industry value chains from the paddock to the end-consumer, place her in a good position to identify the parts of the value chain that contribute to food waste.

Following almost ten years living and working in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei), Ms Davis was self-employed as an agribusiness consultant until her 2012 appointment as CEO of Potatoes South Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Entry to Adelaide Showground and Parking

The RA&HS now charges for visitor parking at Adelaide Showground events. However RMSA has arranged for parking in the Leader Street Car Park #2 at the discounted rate of $3.00 (normally $8.00).  To obtain the discounted rate, guests must arrive at this car park after 10.00am and depart prior to 3.00pm.  Take a ticket from the boom on entry and pay at the payment machine next to Leader Street Gate prior to returning to the car.



It’s a story many of us have heard before … that Australia’s agriculture sector has an enormous future opportunity driven by the continuing shift of economic growth from the developed to the developing world.

Capturing this opportunity depends on our agricultural sector addressing some of the key issues that are hindering performance and holding back growth.

Please join Mark Bennett (ANZ Head of Agribusiness) for a panel discussion and the release of an ANZ research report ‘Australian Agriculture – Funding our Future’, which looks at the future funding models for farming in Australia. The panellists include Michael Blakeney, Investment Director, Blue Sky Water Partners and Quentin Kennedy, Managing Director, Kialla Pure Foods.


Kick off the silly season at the 2016 Rural Press Club and Agribusiness Australia Christmas Party at the ABC Queensland Southbank studios on Thursday, 1 December. This year the event will be jointly hosted with our friends at Agribusiness Australia.

The ABC team will guide us on short studio tours from 5.00pm-5.30pm and then we will gather on the magnificent third floor terrace with its superb views of the Brisbane River and city skyline at dusk.

We hope to see you to celebrate both of the Clubs’ success over the preceding 12 months, mingle with colleagues and enjoy some festive cheer.

Latest News

The ACAJ Committee, pictured at a networking function hosted by the ACAJ at the National Press Club in February.

ACAJ AGM: President’s report

October 4, 2016

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) held its Annual General Meeting on September 28, with Genevieve McAulay returned as president…

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ACAJ’s Leigh Radford honoured with Fellowship

October 4, 2016

ACAJ’s international delegate, Leigh Radford, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. This was a…

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Canberra-based rural press club hosts first official event

August 23, 2016

The Canberra-based National Rural Press Club is the most recently established state club. The Club’s new committee is headed up…

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