Farmers targets for change

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

  • Project code: PRO-016103

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, May 15, 2022

  • Project completion date: Monday, May 15, 2023

  • National Priority: AFI - AgriFood Innovation


This project will undertake a number of activities aimed at building the capacity of students and producers to adopt new technologies on farm.
•RFID reader for both sheep and cattle to be used in conjunction with a monitoring system. Linking this collected data to Agriwebb farm management program/App.
•Variable multispectral lighting of plant growth in association with FarmBot robot.
•Soil moisture probes under lateral irrigation system.
•Remote monitoring of stock (Brewongle).
•Greenseeker: for the assessment of crops and usage of resources required to attain optimal plant growth.


AgriFood Innovation

Research Organisation

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Objective Summary

Increased knowledge of the available technologies: effect being an increase in the willingness to seek out and research new technologies with a view to implementing on farm. Understanding of how technology can increase farm productivity: effect being a greater understanding of how technologies can bring about positive change on farm and lead to an increase in overall farm productivity. Ability to use available technologies: effect being to make the individual more comfortable with the use of various technologies. This will lead to individuals being more likely to try a variety of technologies. Reduction in stigma associated with technology uptake: effect being an increase uptake of technologies as the benefits associated with them are made more apparent. Also breaks down any barriers that may have existed due to a lack of understanding of technologies and how easily they can be implemented. Development of young innovators: effect being the fostering and encouragement of a new cohort of agricultural innovators. Sharing of technology knowledge with farming communities: effect being a dispersal of knowledge throughout the agricultural community, for example students highlighting the benefits of specific technologies to parents, which in turns leads to an adoption of these technologies. Increased workforce in agricultural industries: effect being an increase in young individuals pursuing an agricultural career pathway. Also addresses workforce shortages in the agricultural industry.