Ag Tech

Ag’s future on show at AgTech21 + PICS

Liz Wells, November 3, 2021

Catching up at the AgTech21 conference in Emerald, Qld, are Yabby Sensors’ Steve Dudgeon, Sunshine Coast, Trimble’s Jason McNeice, Toowoomba, and DataFarming’s Tim Neale, Toowoomba.

THE latest innovations at the intersection of agriculture and technology are being showcased today at the ‘AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit’ field demonstration and forum at Emerald in Central Queensland.

Since its inception in 2017, the biennial AgTech event series has become one of the most significant regional innovation and technology events in Australia.

Central Highlands Development Corporation agribusiness officer Cassie Turner said AgTech21 was a unique mix of interactive expert panels, hands-on trade displays, and on-field demonstrations that attracted a large on-site and live-stream audience.

Central to the event is a demonstration session of the latest innovations to improve farm and business profitability, including smart eartags, Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology, DNA-based soil testing and on-farm automated devices that can be controlled from a smart phone.

AgTech21 panel sessions this afternoon will focus on Smart Farm collaboration, the latest in biotech and the experiences of early agtech adopters.

Panellists include RapidAIM co-founder and chief executive officer Dr Nancy Schellhorn, Weemah Farming director Aaron Kiely and Crown Analytical Services’ Rob Long.

“AgTech21 is a golden opportunity for innovative people from farming, agribusiness, technology, civil construction, research and training sectors to meet, learn and collaborate on solutions for agricultural and regional business,” Ms Turner said.

AgTech21 Gallery:

Way with Words director and AgTech21 master of ceremonies, Peter Lewis, with guest speaker, Black Box Co’s Emma Black.

Gallagher representatives Nev Doyle, Rockhampton, Tom Durbidge, Gatton, and north west regional sales manager Craig Moynihan.

Agridry representatives Rob Broughton and Laird Selkirk, Toowoomba.

AgTech21 organising committee members Nigel Burnett, Bronwyn Roberts, Peter Dowling and Paul Thompson.

SC Morawitz Farming’s David Buck, Comet, and NRG Ag’s McLayne Black, Comet.

Fitzroy Basin Association’s Andrew Lewis, Emerald, with Northdown Cattle Company’s Lynette and David Keene, Gindie.

AACo’s Amanda Moohen, Dalby, and Simon Kensit (right), Comet, with Suncorp’s Angela Hutchinson, Brisbane.



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