Techspo surveys future of farming

Futurists, innovators and technology experts converged in Katanning for the Southern Dirt Techspo from 12 to 14 September.

The GSDC supported Techspo with a $50,000 grant through the Community Chest Fund. The conference was opened by the Hon Alannah MacTiernan, Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture and Food.

Presentations and speeches covered global food trends and technological advances such as robotics, drones, big data and remote monitoring.

Speakers included Mr Tao Yang, Chairman of the Amaranth Ecological Technology Co, Mr Andrew Bate from SwarmFarm Robotics and futurist Mr Paul Higgins. More than 250 delegates attended the conference.

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