Ag Tech

Spotlight on the future at AgTeCH 2019 + PICS

Neil Lyon, November 7, 2019

ROBOTICS, drone technology, automation and precision agriculture all came under the spotlight at AgTeCH 2019 in the Central Queensland rural centre of Emerald yesterday.

After the success of the first AgTeCH17 in Emerald in 2017, and the second AgTeCH18 at Mungindi last year, this year’s event was once again held at Emerald under an annual alternating arrangement that will see next year’s event return to Mungindi.

Under the theme ‘Build it, use it, profit’, the event featured a morning of open panel discussion sessions and ag tech startup presentations, followed by a “tyre kicking” afternoon in the field where visitors had the chance to see the latest ag tech innovations in action.

AgTeCH 2019 Gallery:

Goldstar Commodities’ Jean Cottom, Emerald, with regional Fitzroy Basin Association representatives, Andrew Lewis and Kate Jackson.

Queensland Department of State Development, Manufacturing Infrastructure and Planning’s Scott Thomas, Rockhampton, Way With Words director and conference MC, Peter Lewis, Brisbane, and Industria Capital’s James Dick, Brisbane.

Cowal Agriculture’s Greg Kauter, Emerald, catches up with Vanderfield’s Richard Weston, Emerald.

Central Highlands Development Corporation’s Sophie McMaster and Emma Rach made sure the conference ran smoothly.

Darling Downs farmer St John Kent, Jimbour, and GRDC manager of transformation technologies, Liam Ryan, Canberra.

QDAF senior soil scientist, David Lester, Toowoomba, catches up with GRDC northern panellist and Spackman Iker Ag Consulting consultant, Graham Spackman, Emerald.

NRG AG’s Craig Barsby, Comet, and Nardoo Cattle Co’s Cameron Backus, Nardoo.

The Cahoots Group’s Fleur Anderson, Theodore, catches up with local grower, Nigel Burnett, Emerald.

Mungindi visitors to AgTeCH 2019 at Emerald included Greentree Farming’s Tom Greentree, B&W Rural’s Mick Brosnan, Mungindi Cropping Group’s Jo Weier, B&W Rural’s Nelly Lawson and B&W Rural’s Ally McDonnell.

Wilgavale Farming’s Heath Tessmann and Tim Baillie, Emerald, chat with Cowal Agriculture’s Paul Yates, Emerald.


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