Farms of the Future digital resources

A range of digital resources, including a 3-part webinar series and virtual farm walks, have been produced to showcase the on-farm technology in use, to provide producers with unique insight and an opportunity to learn about the farmers' first-hand experiences and the benefits to their farming enterprises.

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3-part Farms of the Future webinar series

Webinar 1 - Introduction to AgTech

Understanding the technology used and purpose of the pilot program is critical to get value from the content and resources produced by the NSW DPI as part of the NSW Government Farms of the Future program. Presentations from DPI staff and key project experts provide a summary of the pilot project and an overview of some the technology connectivity implemented on farm. If you don’t know your LoRaWAN from your CatM1 here is the best place to start you Agtech journey.

Webinar 2 - FOTF pilot farm overviews

In the absence of large scale on farm field days as planned for the program, the DPI team have engaged Brendan Cooper from Cooper Films in Millthorpe to travel across NSW to create this unique video content. Join the three pilot farm growers, hosted by DPI Project Manager Scott Mckinnon, as we explore the pilot farms and some of the challenges.

Webinar 3 - Supplier Forum

The suppliers involved in the pilot farms are all commercial businesses currently operating within the NSW farming industry. In the third and final instalment of the Farms of the Future webinar series, you will hear a summary of the AgTech provided by the suppliers, and key project insights, followed by a thorough Q&A session. Introduced by Darren Price from Price Rural Management, with a guide on his experience of where to start with Agtech on your farm.

Farms of the Future videos

Farms of the future - introduction and overview

A video compilation of all three Farms of the Future pilot farms with an introduction by The Hon John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW.

Farms of the future - Coonamble pilot farm

Interview and farm overview with Brian Ditchfield, farm collaborator from Coonamble, showcasing the technology implemented on his livestock and dryland cropping enterprise.

Farms of the future - Blayney pilot farm

Interview and farm overview with James Crossing, farm collaborator from Panuara, near Blayney, showcasing the technology implemented on his livestock and irrigated vineyard enterprise.

Farms of the future - Narromine pilot farm

Interview and farm overview with Rob Tuck, farm collaborator from Narromine, showcasing the technology implemented on his livestock, dryland cropping and irrigated summer crop enterprise.

Farms of the Future e-resources

FarmXR

NSW DPI, in conjunction with Think Digital, have produced a 2D mapping view of all three Farms of the Future pilot sites. Use the menu and map to choose 5 locations across our three sites. At each location you will see pins which represent locations of technology we have installed during the pilot. By choosing a pin you will a view photo of the device, description, link to the supplier, and in some case live data from the site. View the map here.

Virtual farm experience

NSW DPI, in conjunction with Think Digital, have produced a 360 degree view at key sites across the three farming locations. Zoom, scroll, click and jump from site to site . At each site you will have the opportunity to see some sensors, check the weather data live, and see some snippets of video content from our farm collaborators explaining a device. Don’t forget to look up now and then! Take the virtual tour here.

For more information about the Farms of the Future program, visit the NSW Government Farms of the Future website, or the DPI Regional Digital Connectivity Program website.