How Jack's using tech to save time on farm

Local farmer and host of the Farms Advice podcast Jack Cresswell is no stranger to technology in agriculture, having developed and produced his own successful podcast ‘Farms Advice’ as well as introducing technology across the family farming operations.

The Cresswell’s have incorporated ag tech to save time and labour on their property ‘Dungary’, just outside Dubbo, where they run 2,500 White Dorpers as part of a stud ‘Annalara’.

“We’re building on the tools we’ve used for years and digitizing how we access and use the information,” Mr Cresswell said.

“We want to save time on checking water and manual labour,” he said.

Jack is looking forward to his role as emcee at the upcoming Big Tech Big Ideas conference and will be keen to learn about other technologies that may save them time at the field day.

“The different types of ag-tech are great to have under one roof,” Mr Cresswell said.

“Sheep farmers wouldn't always see cropping technology for example that could help out half of their enterprise.”

The networking and ability to connect with ag-tech founders to discuss how technology can help solve on-farm problems would be key reasons he’d encourage other farmers to attend the two-day event, Mr Cresswell said.

“If you can get to an event do it, for the networking and meeting other farmers thinking like you.”

The Big Tech Big Ideas Field Day and Conference will be held on Tuesday, 21 and Wednesday, 22 June in Trangie and Dubbo.

Demonstrations and trade stalls of livestock and cropping technologies will run throughout the field day, with the conference incorporating local and national speakers as well as panel sessions to discuss on-farm implementation of technologies.

A Big Catchup supported by the Young Farmer Business Program and Big Brekky through collaboration with the Farm Business Resilience Program form part of the event.

The conference will feature locally and nationally renowned speakers including industry representatives, researchers and agricultural technology vendors as well as a panel session from producers about their experiences using various ag technologies.

Information and tickets for the Big Tech Big Ideas event are available on the Central West Local Land Services website: www.lls.nsw.gov.au/big-tech

Event details:

When: Tuesday, 21 and Wednesday, 22 June
Where: Field Day (Trangie), Conference (Dubbo)

This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government.

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