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Join us for AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit | 3 November 2021 | Emerald Town Hall | 8am-8pm

AgTech21 is a major biennial innovation and technology event for the Australian agricultural community. 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.
Unique in format, participants have multiple opportunities to pose questions and challenges to interactive expert panels, visit relevant trade displays, and view and test technology and machinery working in the field. In 2021, the panels will focus on Smart Farm collaboration, the latest in biotech and our early adopter producers will be chatting all things good, bad and ugly when it comes to agtech!
The AgTech series is arguably the most significant regional agtech innovation and technology event in the nation for Australia’s agricultural community. Since 2017, AgTech has been sold out each year, alternating between Emerald and Mungindi, NSW. Book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.



  • AgTech21 - General Admission


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.

Guest Speaker - Emma Black, Black Box Co.

Emma grew up in western Queensland and went on to study a Bachelor of Livestock Science. Since, she has worked in various roles from on-farm nutrition to beef processing to gain an in-depth knowledge right along the supply chain. Through this experience

Emma identified a gap in the lack of use, transparency, and interoperability of data in the beef supply chain which led her to co-found, Black Box Co Software;

Which is a cloud based SAAS program that ingests raw data from right along the beef supply chain, turning it into easy-to-understand digital insights to drive productivity, sustainability and profitability.

Introducing our Panel Members


Director Weemah Farming, Irrigated Mixed Cropping - Deneliza Downs
Aaron Kiely is an early adopter of agtech who has trialed and tested a multitude of market... More

Hamish Munro

Founder/Director, Pair Tree Intelligence
Hamish Munro is a 5th generation farmer from Central West NSW and with his team has developed... More

Steve Dudgeon

Managing Director, Yabby Sensors and Consulting
Steve Dudgeon, Yabby Sensors Managing Director has over 25 years experience as an environmental... More

Tim Neale

Managing Director, Data Farming
Tim Neale is an agricultural consultant with over 20 years’ experience across Australia... More

Liz Alexander - PANEL 2 MODERATOR

Commercialisation Facilitator, i4 Connect
Based from Emerald, Liz Alexander is a Commercialisation Facilitator with i4 Connect, the... More

Dr. Jaime Manning

Lecturer - Agriculture, CQU
Dr Jaime Manning is a lecturer in Agriculture at CQUniversity Australia. Jaime's main research... More

Dr. Nancy Schellhorn

Founding Director & CEO, Rapid Aim
Dr Nancy Schellhorn is co-founder and CEO of RapidAIM real-time pest detection technology, that... More

Rob Long

Director - Owner, Crown Analytical/Sardi
Rob Long is an agronomist based in Moree, who started Crown Analytcial Services to provide plant... More

James Walker - PANEL 3 MODERATOR

Founder, Agrihive
James Walker is a fifth generation farmer and Managing Director of Camden Park Station, at... More

Ainsley McArthur

Mystery Park Station
Ainsley McArthur is a 4th generation beef cattle grazier who, along with her husband Rob, ... More

Ben Single

Director - Owner, Single Agriculture
Ben Single is the inventor and majority owner of Single Shot  - a UAV based weed mapping... More

Matthew Barnes

Owner, CQ Compost
Agronomist Matthew Barnes, has been running a commercial composting operation, CQ Compost in... More

Pat Lonergan

Owner/Operator, 2PL Rural Services
Since 2008, Pat with his wife Prue, have operated a contract spraying business between Capella... More

Thank you to our Event Partners

Diamond Partner

Ruby Partner

Commercialisation Partners

Early Adopters of Agtech Panel Partner

Young Tech Partners

Sapphire Partners

Demonstration & Trade Partners

Business & Industry Partners

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Emerald Town Hall
33 Egerton St
Emerald QLD 4720


Event Organiser

Cassie Turner

Email Organiser