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Drawcard events kick off AgTech Month

Queensland AgTech Month

4 November 2021

Two industry events showcasing the latest agriculture technologies and innovation have kicked off week one of a packed Queensland AgTech Month 2021.

AgTech Month celebrates the home-grown ingenuity of the big thinkers, problem-solvers and forward planners in rural and regional Queensland who are leading the sector and supporting agribusinesses.

Webinar curtain raiser features cyber security and energy 

The curtain was raised on 1 November with webinar, ‘Powering up with AgTech’. Supported by the Queensland AgTech Cluster, Agrihive and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the event was was hosted by fifth generation farmer and innovative thinker James Walker, Queensland Government Digital Champion and Founder of Agrihive.

Randall Martin and Nicholas Kemph from Proven Energy Management covered topics on what's changing in energy markets, the move to renewables, new tech innovations and information on how to get started.

Next up was the key topic of cybersecurity, thanks to a presentation from Lani Refiti of CyberMetrix. Lani discussed key things regional agribusinesses should be aware of when it comes to cybersecurity, the risks and what needs to be done about it.

Watch the Youtube recording of Powering up with AgTech.

Smartest AgTech minds together at Emerald - and virtually

On November 3, the AgTech Month focus turned to Emerald for 'AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit.'

Proudly presented by AgFrontier and supported by Local Buying Foundation, this event is a major biennial innovation and technology event for the Australian agricultural community.

The event brought together the smartest minds at the intersection of agriculture, machinery and technology to explore the future of agribusiness and showcase the latest innovations to improve farm and business profitability.

Watch the recordings from AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit at the Central Highlands Queensland YouTube channel.