The agricultural industry has recognised that agtech and specifically internet of things (IoT) field technology has a major opportunity to improve farm productivity, water efficiency and drought preparedness.
NSW Department of Primary Industries Climate branch has a range of initiatives in agtech R&D and extension to help build producer capability in these areas.
This webinar, presented by the Program Leader Farms of the Future Scott McKinnon, will throw the light on such initiatives, including:
• Regional Digital Connectivity pilot
• Climate Smart pilots
• Farms of the Future program
So, if you’re in agriculture, natural resource management, farming or other related industries, this is a great opportunity to understand how the NSW Government is supporting technology adoption for improved productivity.
HydroTerra Managing Director Richard Campbell will host the webinar and join Scott to outline current collaborations between HydroTerra, NSW DPI and The Mulloon Institute on landscape rehydration modelling.
Program Leader Farms of the Future @NSW Department of Primary Industries, Agriculture
Scott has over 25 years of sales & marketing experience with a practical commercial agribusiness background, and an applied technology focus. He has worked extensively in Australia/ New Zealand, Asia Pacific and globally based in Switzerland. He has led several innovation projects testing and evaluating technology, agronomic modelling applications on farm and has specialised in commercial business best practice. For the latter part of his career, he has specialised in the Agtech space in senior management roles for local and international start-ups, consulted to corporate agribusiness, and lead producer focused technology initiatives. He is the Program Leader for the $48 million Future Ready Regions – Farms of the Future program with the NSW Department of Primary Industry.
Managing Director @HydroTerra
Richard Campbell (BSc. MSc.) is the founder of HydroTerra. Richard has been a geologist, hydrogeologist and environmental scientist for more than 25 years. In recent times Richard has focussed on monitoring technologies and how these can be applied to improving operational and compliance efficiencies. Richard has significant experience in environmental and regulatory compliance requirements having worked in the areas of EPA auditing, landfill, mining, coal seam gas, catchment management, contaminated sites, effluent irrigation, agriculture, aquatic environments and many more. Richard has significant experience in monitoring system design and implementation