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Animal tracking technology set to drive profitability for farmers

Ceres Tag’s world-first direct to satellite smart ear tag will equip farmers with sophisticated data to better manage their livestock, reduce risk and confidently finance agriculture.

Ceres Tag’s world-first direct to satellite smart ear tag will equip farmers with sophisticated data to better manage their livestock, reduce risk and confidently finance agriculture. With a head start on trials in the US, Canada and Switzerland, a global e-commerce launch around the corner and SVG Ventures’ THRIVE Australia Challenge 2020 award under their belt – the sky’s the limit for the Queensland-based startup.

CEO & Co-Founder David Smith speaks with us about its potential, advice for startups, and the benefits farmers can expect – who eagerly await its rollout. Read the full story here.


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Agerris robot farming

Agerris delivers AI powered solutions for horticulture industry

An intelligent, machine-learning robot designed to overcome labour challenges, control weeds and improve crop yields is helping shape the future of sustainable farming in Australia. Now the agritech startup, Agerris is seeking a $5 million capital raise to develop its tech and move into international markets.

Tech
6 Oct 2021
4 min read

Agritech resurgence sparks excitement in Western Australia

Industry collaboration is helping propel the next generation of Western Australia’s agritech startups onto the world stage with the skills and knowledge to help solve agrifood challenges. A reinvigorated series of the Agtech Meetup initiative, led by Beanstalk and DPIRD, will begin in October, 2021 to help strengthen WA’s burgeoning agritech ecosystem.

Tech
6 Oct 2021
5 min read
AI and Robotics

Makers not takers – building Australia’s tech industry with AI

The ability of Artificial Intelligence to be developed and used at scale is changing the way problems are solved – from global food shortages to weed identification. The Queensland AI Hub is encouraging a national focus to push AI’s potential by supporting local AI developers – to reduce risk across the supply chain and take control of Australia’s assets, from natural resources to power.

Tech
6 Oct 2021
7 min read

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Makers not takers – building Australia’s tech industry with AI

The ability of Artificial Intelligence to be developed and used at scale is changing the way problems are solved – from global food shortages to weed identification. The Queensland AI Hub is encouraging a national focus to push AI’s potential by supporting local AI developers – to reduce risk across the supply chain and take control of Australia’s assets, from natural resources to power.

Tech
6 Oct 2021
7 min read

Farmer-founder trials pay off in the paddock

This week we take a close look at a fruitful partnership between farmer and agritech founder. Our regular evokeAG. contributor Judy Kennedy speaks with Dan Winson, Founder and CEO of Zetifi a wireless networking startup and Andrew Dumaresq, a broadacre cropping farmer, both based at Wagga Wagga, NSW. It’s a partnership that's evolved and provided a win-win situation for both Dan and Andrew.

Tech
5 Aug 2021
32 min listen

Making sense of blockchain and its value for farmers

This week, we speak to Emma Weston, CEO and Co-Founder of AgriDigital about blockchain technology, how it’s evolved and used across agricultural industries today, specifically grains, and how it’s empowering farmers to access value beyond the farm gate.

Tech
5 Aug 2021
19 min listen

Ardrossan Orchards and using the Phytec App

Two years ago, Batlow, NSW was devastated by one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons on record. Our evokeAG. host and fellow farmer, Stephen Honner caught up with Ian Cathels, Manager of Ardrossan Orchards, at their Woodburn orchard, in the middle of their fruit picking season – to see firsthand their progress and how new technology is driving on-farm efficiencies.

Farm
30 Jun 2021
22 min listen