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Farms of the Future Supplier EOI

Calling ag-tech suppliers in July 2022

Farms of the Future Program

The Farms of the Future program will deliver on-farm connectivity solutions to five target regions comprising 11 local government areas (LGAs) in rural and regional NSW. It is aimed to encourage producers to adopt Agtech to assist them to boost productivity, increase their market competitiveness and improve sustainable use of resources in the agricultural sector, which includes water efficiency, drought preparedness and increasing resilience to climate change.

The Farms of the Future program aims to facilitate tech-enabled production and monitoring through improved connectivity and installation of sensor equipment which support increased productivity, competitiveness, job creation and sustainable use of resources in the selected agricultural sectors: Cotton, Livestock, Grains and Horticultural tree crops and vines.

The Farms of the Future program has two core streams of investment:

  • Extension and Capacity Building: the development and roll-out of a multifaceted education and capacity building campaign aimed at building farmer and supplier knowledge of the benefits and use of technology in agriculture.
  • Grants: the provision of grants for farmers in target LGAs to establish connectivity and incentivise Agtech device uptake and de-risk investment. Commencing 2023.


The program will run in stages and be rolled out across 11 local government areas including:

  1. Carrathool, Griffith and Leeton
  2. Armidale
  3. Moree and Narrabri
  4. Orange and Cabonne
  5. Ballina, Byron and Lismore

Important Dates


Important Dates

Expression of Interest OpensMonday 4th July 2022

Briefing Session for Suppliers

Tuesday 19th July 2022, 10 - 11am

Expression of Interest closes

Friday 12th August 2022, 10am

Applicant Notification

Friday 26th August 2022 (if not prior)

Further Information

Please refer to the link below - note potential suppliers must register on the NSW Procurement Portal to access information.

Supplier Expression of Interest

DPI is seeking commercial interest in licensing for commercialisation of the Karnal Bunt Diagnostic Kit. To enquire please click the link and complete the Request for Opportunity form.

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