The Hinkler AgTech Initiative will this week launch the first of its free grower forums aimed at connecting the region’s farmers with the latest industry and technology developments.
Hinkler AgTech Initiative spokesperson Dean Collins said this week’s forum will focus on helping local agribusinesses better understand on-farm connectivity and communication technology.
He’s hoping local agribusinesses will take advantage of the opportunity to hear directly from industry experts and technology providers about the options available to them.
“The feedback is very clear, with many people saying that they are unable to even use their phones or other connected devices from their back paddock,” Dean said.
“We want to build the knowledge and understanding of what technology is available and let them know they’re not alone in dealing with these challenges.”
The ‘On-Farm Connectivity’ grower forum will be held at the Bargara Cultural Centre, located at 160 Hughes Road, from 10 am to 1 pm on Thursday 14 October.
The Hinkler AgTech Initiative forum will include:
- an overview of agricultural connectivity / communication technologies, by an industry expert
- an interactive panel session of local growers sharing their first-hand experiences in addressing on-farm connectivity/communication challenges, and
- interactive information booths, hosted by agricultural communication and connectivity service providers
Complimentary lunch will also be provided to participants.
To register your attendance, head to https://bfvg.com.au/events.
The grower forum is the first of a number of informative and interactive sessions being led by the Hinkler AgTech Initiative in partnership with Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers which will address common AgTech related issues for local agribusinesses.
The Hinkler AgTech Initiative is funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.