FarmTech Planning workshop on the Yorke Peninsula

Grain producers are being invited to attend a free Grain Producers SA (GPSA) and AgriFutures Australia FarmTech Planning Workshop on the Yorke Peninsula next month.

The interactive workshop will be held at the Curramulka Community Club on Thursday, 16 March 2023, from 9am to 1 pm. Attendees are encouraged to contribute, share and discuss key themes about technology on-farm.

GPSA Chief Executive Officer, Brad Perry said the FarmTech Planning Workshop with the theme ‘making your data work for you’ is timely following evokeAG. being held in Adelaide.

“We are excited to be bringing this AgTech workshop to the Yorke Peninsula with support of Rural Edge, IntellectAg and AgriFutures Australia,” said Mr Perry.

“Following a sold-out evokeAG. conference in Adelaide, the conversation about adoption of technology on-farm continues with a focus on the benefits of digitising and return on investment of technology adoption.

“The Workshop will be broken into three parts – Why Digitise, Getting Started and FarmTech Planning – looking at key topics such as connectivity, data rights, data recording and finalising this all by putting together a FarmTech plan.

“Through this workshop, we think this will be a great opportunity to learn and refine how farmers think, relate, implement and benefit from the use of technology on-farm.

“Importantly it will look at productivity and efficiency using what resources farmers have now and then identifying where technology can fill the gaps.”

GPSA’s 2022 annual producer survey found the application of technology was seen by South Australian grain producers as the single biggest opportunity to enhance their business.

Forty-six per cent of surveyed grain producers are already investing in on-farm technology and almost 40 per cent plan to do so in the next 12 months.

As this is a free event, numbers are limited. Grain Producers can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agrifutures-farm-technology-planning-workshop-curramulka-tickets-528943222417. The FarmTech planning workshop is part of the ‘Connecting the Un-Connected’ project, led by Grain Producers SA and funded by AgriFutures Australia.

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