Wagga Wagga is an agricultural hub particularly for grains and livestock.
Located on the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga has a growing reputation for international agricultural research, education and technology commercialisation based on its cluster of AgTech research centres, industry groups and businesses.
The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an Australian Centre of Excellence for innovation in grain and red meat production and value adding, is part of the hub. Established in 2005, the Graham Centre is a research alliance between the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Charles Sturt University.
It offers partnering opportunities with growers, producers, industry and researchers, supported by world-class facilities to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of grain and red meat value chains. It has strong international ties, particularly with Pakistan, India, China, South East Asia and the Philippines.
Other centres at the hub include the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, the NSW Centre of Excellence for Southern Farming Systems and Viticulture, and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre. Wagga Wagga’s cluster has successfully attracted established centres from other parts of Australia, such as the national AgriFutures Australia.
AgriFutures Australia works with industry to invest in research and development for a more profitable, sustainable and dynamic rural sector. Its public investments in rural research and development aim to increase knowledge and understanding fostering innovative, adaptable and valuable rural industries.