daaaata daaaata bleet the sheep

Post from the road, 7 March 2017

UNE's SMART farm -an inspiring look into AgTech- here and now. Thanks for the tour @uneagribusiness

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As our hosts Dr Lou Conway and Matthew Wysel (Research Fellow — Data Acquisition and Management UNE Business School) drove us from their Armidale campus to the Smart Farm the conversation was all about data.

UNE described how they and Australia are a world leader in agricultural innovation. With sheep wearing smart collars and sap monitors in trees, every square metre of a paddock can now be mapped, tracked and sustainably managed — in real time, from anywhere.

In additon to the Smart Farm, UNE also recently launched their Incubator, also to boost the AgTech capability. More here