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More farmers preparing to invest in tech and innovation: survey

Beef Central, 27 November 2017

A survey of 1400 Australian farmers conducted in September 2017 indicates a high level of on-farm investment in innovation and technology is planned for 2018.

Young Beef Producers Forum: Tech enhancing, but also challenging, our comfort levels

James Nason, 21 November 2017

Feeling uncomfortable yet? That question was posed more than once by AuctionsPlus’ CEO Anna Speer to 200 young beef producers on Friday as she took them on a fascinating, and at times confronting, journey into how emerging technologies are rapidly reshaping the rural and global landscape before our eyes.

Ag tech entrepreneurs look to Israel

Beef Central, 24 July 2017

11 Queensland Ag Tech start ups will travel to Tel Aviv next month to learn from innovative Israeli companies revolutionising the agricultural sector, while the Victorian Government has also announced a partnership with an Israeli ag tech company to develop decision support platform for Victorian farmers.

400M conference: What’s next in Ag Tech?

James Nason, 19 May 2017

What’s coming next in ag tech? A wealth of insights were shared at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre yesterday where ag tech innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, service providers and regulators from around Australia gathered for the second annual 400M Ag Tech conference organised by Food Leaders Australia.

Ag tech innovators to pitch their ideas to funders in Toowoomba next week

Beef Central, 09 May 2017

About $20million worth of farm and resource management applications, supply chain solutions and bio-technology will be explored at the May 18, 400M AgTech Investment Forum in Toowoomba.

Ag-tech: Virtual fencing technology getting closer to commercial phase

Jon Condon, 24 April 2017

The company behind the development of collar-based virtual fencing technology plans to release a prototype version of its product around mid-year, in the next stage towards commercial launch.

MDC, SproutX join forces to encourage red meat tech innovation

Beef Central, 15 November 2016

Meat & Livestock Australia subsidiary the MLA Donor Company (MDC) has teamed up with Australia’s first national agtech innovation hub, SproutX, to encourage entrepreneurs and startups to solve some of the biggest issues facing the red meat and livestock industry, through new technology, ideas and data.

SproutX to accelerate Australian agtech startups

Beef Central, 19 September 2016

Australian agtech startups will receive help to create connections, build skills and find funding to commercialise their ideas under a new national program launched on Friday.

Pitching to corporate investors? Six things agtech innovators need to know

James Nason, 26 May 2016

Venture capital expert Andrew Kelly has several key messages for agri-tech innovations to keep in mind when pitching to big corporate investors for funding.

Global investors warming to ag-tech, but Aus playing catch-up

James Nason, 20 May 2016

We have heard many times that agriculture will have to double production, using less land and less water, over the next 30 years to meet growing global demand for food, fuel and fibre. It’s clearly a huge challenge. But it’s also a massive opportunity, and one global investors are only just waking up to, as a unique agriculture investment forum in Toowoomba this week found.