Agridigital CEO to headline Big Ideas Conference

Over two days, the Big Tech Big Ideas Conference and Field Day will present primary producers with information and demonstrations of new and cutting-edge technologies across grains, livestock, and horticulture, as well as resources to better understand potential on-farm applications.

Central West Local Land Services Team Leader Ag Service Neroli Brennan said the event was a great opportunity for locals to hear from national companies like Agridigital.

“We’re pleased to be able to bring such a great expanse of farm-ready technologies to Central West producers and give them the chance to hear from farmers who have implemented these technologies as well,” Mrs Brennan said.

The Field Day will be held on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at the Trangie Agriculture Research Centre, offers attendees the opportunity to explore some of the newest and most exciting technology currently on the market.

The conference, to be held the following day in Dubbo, will feature local and national speakers, plus livestock and cropping panel sessions where producers will discuss their first-hand perspective and experiences with AgTech.

Hot topics to be showcased include artificial insemination, spectroscopy in the form of quality analysis of fruits and vegetables, seasonal projection data, satellite imagery for nutrient and dry matter production, and robotics for the purpose of remote water monitoring.

Ben Watts from Bralca Drones said he was looking forward to learning from others in the AgTech space on opportunities for implementing tech solutions.

“There hasn't been a better time to leverage benefits given this season's moisture levels and high commodity prices,” Mr Watts said.

Ben is recognised for bringing a realistic and experience driven presentation that connects both what is possible now with what the future of Ag Tech looks like.

“I am also looking forward to sharing insights on drones in agriculture providing solutions for growers.

“With big rains comes challenges quite different to those experienced in a drought.

“Drones can offer unique solutions in commercial cropping and grazing enterprises.”

Other speakers and panellists for the event who will focus on emerging technologies and innovations in the AgTech space include, among many others:

  • Guy Roth from the University of Sydney, examining Digifarm networking capabilities;
  • Josh Johnson from Bilberry, discussing sustainable smart machines for spraying; and
  • Jimmy Scott from Hone Ag, discussing grain testing applications.

There will also be plenty of time to catch up and swap ideas with a Big Catch Up dinner and Big Brekky, informal opportunities to grab a bite while discussing real stories about innovation and success.

For more information, head to the event page.

To book tickets, visit Try Booking.

This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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