March AgTech Insights

Welcome back to AgTech Insights! We continue to explore the latest developments, news, and opportunities in agricultural technology to enhance the resilience of ag in TNQ.

Advancements in Farm Data Management

More AgTech providers are adopting the new Australian Farm Data Code, with the fifth certified provider now onboard. Learn about the program and certified products.

evokeAG 2024 Reflections

Reflecting on evokeAG 2024 in Perth – not only was it an amazing showcase of AgTech startups and scaleups, but it also had insightful conversations around adoption challenges. A highlight was “The Great Exchange” featuring Justin Webb and Olympia Yarger discussing the dynamics of Australian AgTech and the shared responsibility in mitigating adoption risks – it shouldn’t solely rest on farmers. “It’s time for corporates to step up. They need to accept they’re getting benefit from the farmers who are taking the burden of responsibility of agritech.”  – Justin Webb

Connectivity update

SpaceX has announced their latest tests in direct satellite-to-phone communication have reached a 17Mb/s download speed. This development promises to enhance digital access in remote areas, but a lot more testing is needed – an emerging space we’ll continue to watch.

Skill Development in AgTech

TAFE Queensland’s Aquaculture and Agriculture Tech Skills Hub has introduced a range of micro-credentials developed in partnership with industry – aimed at skilling and upskilling the workforce in new and emerging areas of agriculture and aquaculture. The courses are self-paced and cover three main areas: Work Skills, Digital Skills, Technology Skills. Learn more

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Carrie-Ann Wilson

Knowledge Adoption Officer

Podcast Highlights:

AgTech So What? The latest episodes explore key areas shaping the future of agriculture:

AgTechFinder Podcast. The latest episodes cover a range of interesting topics:

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