Due to an overwhelming demand for registrations, the inaugural AgTeCH17: Build it, Use it, Profit sold out last Friday, despite the change to a new, larger venue. The forum and in-field demonstrations are being held today, Wednesday 8 November, with 240 people attending from across Central Queensland and the eastern coast of Australia.

This new event for Central Queensland has attracted many of the smartest minds at the intersection of agriculture, machinery and technology to explore the future of agribusiness and showcase the latest innovations to improve farm and business profitability.

The event is being delivered by CHDC in partnership with Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Central Highlands Regional Council.

AgTeCH17 focusses on early-stage and developing commercial applications showcasing robotic technology, drones, automated irrigation applications and earthmoving equipment, precision agriculture and other big data and sensor applications.

“The event features groundbreaking technology – not just for Australia but internationally,” CHDC General Manager Sandra Hobbs says.
“One global first is the launch of the BeefLedger Token (beef blockchain) at the event; another exciting feature is the world’s first intelligent Machine Control excavator the Komatsu PC210LCi-10 working in the field.”

Peter Lewis, the popular former Executive Producer and Reporter for the ABC’s Landline, will MC the forum. He will lead two interactive panels of 10 expert speakers discussing early stage and commercial applications of automation (robotics and drones) and data-enabled and precision agriculture.

The day is concluding with the latest in robotics and drone technology in action from SwarmFarm, Komatsu, VNet Precision Farming, CQ Ag Services and PrecisionHawk, in the field.

See this column in two weeks for highlights from the event. Even if you can’t attend, you can ask questions and follow the forum using the hashtag #AGTECH17 on the day.

Contact Liz Alexander for more information
E: agribusiness@chdc.com.au or M: 0429 471 511.

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