Students from Stuartholme School in Toowong have been learning how to leverage the power of AgTech in farming as part of an urban farming project.

The project is allowing students to get hands on with AgTech including connecting sensors, programming and data dashboards development.

The students have created a self-sustaining smart garden configured with an Internet of Things (IOT) system.


Industry experts worked with the students develop the project and provide a practical understanding of how the technology is used to inform decision making on farms.

Tomas Lillyman, Stuartholme School’s Careers Counsellor, said the project has given students valuable insights into opportunities of working in tech within the agriculture sector.

“They've become more proactive about their learning, they're spending time outside of their normal classes engaging with industry, learning about new technologies and going out into the world and trying new things,” he said.

It’s one of the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Projects, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), and funded by the Department of Employment Small Business and Training.

There are close to 80 schools taking part in the project. It exposes students to aspects of the agricultural supply chain, including: cropping, husbandry, data analysis, research, scientific trials, logistics, marketing and business management.

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Last updated: 08 Nov 2022