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Wednesday 6 November 2019, Emerald Town Hall 8.30am - 5.30pm followed by a networking BBQ

It’s back! The third annual AgTeCH: Build it, Use it, Profit, a major biennial innovation and technology event for the Australian agricultural community will be held in Emerald, 6 November 2019. The event brings together the smartest minds at the intersection of agriculture, machinery and technology to explore the future of agribusiness and showcase the latest innovations to improve farm and business profitability.

AgTeCH is unique in format, giving attendees multiple opportunities to pose questions and challenges to interactive expert panels, relevant trade displays, plus the opportunity to see technology and machinery working in the field. This year our panels will focus on early stage and commercial applications of Automation, Robotics and Drones and IoT (Internet of Things) and Connectivity, and CHDC welcomes back respected journalist Peter Lewis, who returns to MC the event in 2019.

This year again concludes with in-field live demonstrations of agricultural technology in action (including SwarmFarm, John Deere, DAF drones in research, T3RRA Precision Terrain Solutions, PLF Australia and Moovement's beef "smart farm" and more to be announced). Network at the end of the day with the Pioneer V-Net BBQ back at the Emerald Town Hall (bar available).

For those wishing to make it a double-header, AgTeCH19 will be followed by the free Farmers2Founders (F2F) "Growers as Innovators" workshop, also in Emerald on 7 November, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Since 2017, AgTeCH has been held each year alternating between Emerald and Mungindi, NSW. Each event has sold out with more than 240 attending Emerald and 265 at Mungindi representing 2 million ha of production, making AgTeCH the largest regionally-based dedicated agtech forum in Australia.

Join us for AgTeCH19: build it, use it, profit!

MC - Peter Lewis, Way with Words

Peter Lewis is a respected Rural Journalist & the Director of Brisbane-based consultancy Way with Words after a 35 year career in broadcast journalism.

He’s a former National Rural & Regional Reporter for ABC News and Current Affairs, foreign correspondent and Executive Producer of ABC-TV’s Landline programme.

Pete is a representative on the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), Vice-President of the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) and past president of the Rural Press Club of Queensland.


Andrew Bate

Managing Director, SwarmFarm Robotics
SwarmFarm is one of the world’s leading agricultural robotics companies transforming the... More

Andrew Roberts

CEO & Executive Director, Field Solutions
Field Solutions Group is an ASX listed telecommunications carrier and technology company... More

Broughton Boydell

Senior Staff Engineer, John Deere Advanced Engineering Group
An exponential rise in computer processing power over the next two decades will deliver... More

David Parker

Queensland Business Manager, Boomaroo
Boomaroo Nurseries is a world-class vegetable seedling producer and one of Australia’s... More

Gavin Williams

NBN Australia, Executive General Manager, Products. Residential Sales and Marketing
Gavin Williams is the Executive General Manager for Products within the Residential Sales and... More

Greg Kauter

Production Manager, Cowal Agriculture, Emerald
In his role with Queensland company Cowal Agriculture, Greg Kauter oversees farm management and... More

Jason McNeice

Co-Founder, Bigsky Technologies & Precsion Farming Manager, Wideland Group
Jason grew up on farms and had an interest in technology from an early age. Living in areas with... More

John Coulombe

Research & Development Manager, Southern Cross Drones
John has recently been lecturing at CQU School of Agriculture whilst doing a PhD using various... More

Sarah Nolet

Founder & CEO AgThentic, Farmers2Founders
Sarah Nolet is an internationally recognized food systems innovation expert, the CEO and Founder... More

Tom Dowling

Chief Operating Officer, Goanna Ag
Tom Dowling was the founder and general manager of Goondiwindi based company Goanna Telemetry a... More

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Emerald Town Hall
33 Egerton St
Emerald QLD 4720


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Kylie Hawkins - CHDC Events Coordinator
07 4982 4386

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