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Beyond the Bale : June 2019
50 ON FARM AG TECH OPPORTUNITIES Are you interested in pursuing opportunities with ag tech startups? The new Farmers2Founders program provides all the necessary tools, resources, training, coaching and support to help producers deliver technological solutions to agricultural industry problems. INNOVAT ORS Looking to catalyse new innovations or ventures EARLY ADOPTERS Seeking support to engage with technology developers Farmers2Founders (F2F) is a world- first innovation program tailored to producers that equips them to act as frontline innovators and supports them to develop entrepreneurship and technology capabilities, so they can solve critical agricultural industry challenges. This new collaborative project involving five rural Research and Development Corporations – AWI, MLA, GRDC, AgriFutures and Wine Australia – aims to give producers the lead in developing technology solutions for their industry. A collaborative approach reduces costs and leverages network benefits. “The aim from AWI’s perspective is to develop a support system to attract and then develop innovative woolgrowers who are looking for cutting edge innovation and adoption of new technologies to solve wool industry Across two streams, Farmers2Founders supports Innovators to accelerate their ag tech ventures, plus Early Adopters to adopt and engage with cutting edge technologies. Sheep with AWI smart sensor ear tags. Do you have predation or disease issues on-farm? Are you interested in trialling new smart ear tags to determine if they can provide early warnings for these issues? If so, read on. Predation and disease are major headaches for the sheep and wool industry with significant impacts on profitability and animal welfare. However, new sensor technologies have the potential to provide producers with an early warning of behaviours associated with predation or the development of disease in individual sheep in their flock. AWI has partnered with CQUniversity in an Advance Queensland Industry Fellowship to test the AWI smart ear tag. This project is aimed at developing algorithms which provide alerts to changes in sheep behaviour ahead of predation or disease events. This will enable producers to detect and manage problems well before they turn into more significant issues. “This project addresses sheep health and wellbeing issues faced by woolgrowers – from the detection of predation events, to more subtle behaviour changes associated with disease development.” Dr Jaime Manning, CQUniversity CQUniversity is seeking woolgrowers willing to participate in on-farm testing of the AWI smart ear tag in order to develop the behavioural algorithms that provide alerts to critical issues. TO FIND OUT MORE OR REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Contact: Dr Jaime Manning Lecturer – Agriculture, CQUniversity Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow Phone 0438 155 240 or Email email@example.com YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED AWI SMART TAG S problems,” said AWI Program Manager, Farm Automation & Reproduction, Carolina Diaz. “The project will develop entrepreneurship and technology capabilities amongst participants so they can then solve critical industry challenges and successfully bring new ag tech solutions to market. The joint-RDC approach will help increase collaboration between producers and the global ag tech ecosystem and attract private investors to the industry.” F2F received a boost in March with the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology announcing the program has received national Government funding through the Incubator Support initiative. MORE INFORMATION Visit www.farmers2founders.com and contact firstname.lastname@example.org