Agricultural STEM in the classrooms

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education is not only important for the future of Australia, but also for the future of agriculture. In her recent National Press Club address, Dr Emma Johnston, president Science and Technology...

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A look into the future of agriculture in Australia

Barrie Barton is an urban strategist and trend forecaster. What is that? Good question. In layman’s terms, Mr Barton helps governments and businesses imagine what the future may look like for their cities and help them plan how to manage...

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Autonomous Tractor Technology in the Fast Lane

Growers may see autonomous technologies sooner than they think with investments by universities, machinery companies and  funding bodies converging. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)...

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State Farming Groups Campaign For AWI Oversight

State Farming Organisations have banded together to campaign for greater oversight of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) expenditure amid criticism there has been a “lack of progress” by the industry body. NSW Farmers are the latest to join...

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AgTech, Defining Farming’s Future

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Mr Mark Bennett, Head of Agribusiness at ANZ will be attending this year’s Conference...

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Yea farmer building drones

Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check the horses and cows. A qualified helicopter pilot, Mr Lording is also building Australia’s first agriculture-specific drone. ‘‘Farmers have got to look at...

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