New on-farm technology was the focus of Victoria’s first Digital Roundtable this week, with the State Government aiming to keep the agricultural sector at the centre of online and digital innovation.
The roundtable discussion, chaired by Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford brought together farmers, technology experts and industry leaders.
Topics discussed included how the application of robotics, precision agriculture, sensors, GPS trackers and other digital technology that is contributing to the future of agriculture, can become an economic opportunity for government and industry alike.
Another key point of discussion was barriers to mobile and broadband connection, particularly in regional areas.
Minister Pulford commented on the discussion saying, “Our producers are already adapting and using new technology on their farm at a rapid rate.
“We know as an industry we can do more to help our farmers use new technology to improve efficiency, precision and productivity.”
This roundtable was the second in a series planned by the Victorian Government.