Calling all AgriFutures Australia growers and producers: you are invited to be a part of the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour

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Advancements in agricultural technology have enabled more informed decision-making about crops and livestock, eased traditionally labour-intensive tasks, reduced environmental impacts, and generated a range of efficiencies in production, processing and distribution.

Despite the increase in development of this tech, on-farm uptake has not advanced at the same rate. To support farmers to embrace and adopt technology within their businesses, AgriFutures Australia is providing 25 growers and producers from one of our industries or emerging industries with the opportunity to attend the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour in Adelaide from 20 to 23 February 2023.

The Innovation Intensive Tour is a four-day, all expenses paid trip, where growers and producers will participate in a curated program designed to cater to the group’s interests. The Innovation Intensive Tour includes:

  • A complimentary ticket to evokeAG. 2023, Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event taking place on in Adelaide, South Australia with the opportunity to meet with agritech developers, investors, industry leaders, researchers, and agribusinesses from across the region
  • A workshop discussing current and emerging industry issues and potential agritech solutions
  • Tours of world-class tech and innovation facilities and
  • A breakfast event with AgriFutures Horizon Scholars, Rural Women’s Award Alumni and Future Young Leaders.

To be successful, applicants will have a keen eye for identifying current and/or emerging industry issues that present risk to productivity and the broader supply chain, as well as a passion for agritech and willingness to trial technology on their farm and report on the project outcomes.

“This is a unique opportunity for growers and producers to be trail blazers in their industry, they will get to share their thoughts on issues affecting their industry’s productivity and profitability and to identify and trial innovative solutions,” said AgriFutures Australia’s Acting General Manager, Research, Amanda Olthof.

“Tech can provide tangible benefits to a farm’s bottom line. We want to help farmers work out which technologies are going to deliver the greatest benefit and in what circumstances, and effectively plan for the future.

“I encourage any grower or producer who is keen to make an impact in their industry to apply for this exciting opportunity,” said Amanda.

Applications to attend the Innovation Intensive Tour are open, closing Wednesday, 23 November at 12 noon (AEDT).

Please read the Innovation Intensive Tour Terms and Conditions before applying.

If you have any questions about the opportunity or application process please contact Coordinator, Research, Hayley Mayer via email at hayley.mayer@agrifutures.com.au.

Apply now

 

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