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Gatton Smart Farm Launched

AgTech in Action

24 November 2021

The Gatton Research Facility is being transformed into a world-leading “Smart Farm” to accelerate the adoption of AgTech in Queensland’s horticulture sector.

Renamed the 'Gatton Smart Farm,' the facility will be a centre of innovation where government, industry, commercial providers and researchers can partner to develop, test and adapt innovations to drive the development of high value products, export supply chains, and automation.

The $9 million Queensland Government and Hort Innovation initiative will drive AgTech adoption across supply chains by transforming the Gatton Research facility into a world class Smart Farm for horticulture.

It is the second Queensland Smart Farm facility, the other is the Central Queensland Smart Cropping Centre at Emerald.

Gatton Smart Farm is based in sub-tropical Queensland's $450 million Lockyer Valley horticulture industry, adjacent to the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus on the Western Innovation Corridor and close to the Wellcamp Airport and Toowoomba's AgriFood Connect site.

Industry, commercial companies and research communities are invited to take advantage of the Gatton Smart Farm and engage with our researchers and commercial partners.

Read the media release on Gatton Smart Farm.