15 August 2022
Aiming to support technological adoption on-farm.
AGRI-EPI Centre recently launched a free membership network for farmers to discover and connect on topics that focus on enhancing the profitability and sustainability of agriculture.
The organisation has identified that there is a need to bridge the gap between academia, research, technology development and the farming community to support technological adoption on-farm.
Trish Toop, Agri-EPI Centre CTO said: “From a recent farmer-led survey conducted by Agri-EPI Centre, 78% of those questioned believe reducing greenhouse gas emissions was important to their business. However, only 35% have confidence that technology will help them reach net zero. These results highlight the disconnect between those creating technology and those that are using it to support the sustainability of their business. This is where being part of Farm Tech Circle will help.”
Agri-EPI Centre has worked in collaboration with farmers, growers and producers since its conception. “We have a network of 25 Satellite Farms which are commercial farms we engage with to trial and validate innovative technologies.
“Farm Tech Circle is an extension of our current engagement with farmers. It’s an inclusive membership for any farmer looking to enhance the sustainability of their farm business through knowledge exchange and the support of technology.
Those wishing to find out more about Farm Tech Circle and/or join can do so here.