Help drive Queensland’s AgTech superhighway
Published Friday, 29 April, 2022 at 01:33 PM
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities
The Honourable Mark Furner
The Palaszczuk Government wants to tap into the state’s best and brightest to help drive the state’s AgTech super highway.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) was creating an AgTech Roadmap to provide direction for AgTech development in Queensland and to accelerate uptake of AgTech opportunities.
“The AgTech Roadmap is an exciting vehicle that will enhance Queensland’s reputation as a global leader in the exciting and rapidly developing AgTech space,” Mr Furner said.
“Queenslanders are renowned as early adopters of technology and the AgTech Roadmap will not only assist the agriculture industry to keep pace with the rapid growth in technology in the sector, but to maximise its benefits.
“This is an important opportunity for the AgTech community including industry, entrepreneurs, business, research organisations and all levels of government to have a voice in driving the strategic development of this roadmap.”
Mr Furner said DAF was keen to leverage the knowledge and ideas from all stakeholders across the AgTech ecosystem.
“We know Queensland has a rich pool of technical expertise and ideas that, combined with our deserved reputation for innovation, will be vital to creating and optimising the AgTech Roadmap’s benefits to industry and the wider community,” Mr Furner said.
“Consultation is open until the end of May and I encourage contributors to participate via the online collaboration hub at daf-agtech-roadmap, or by completing the AgTech survey.
“Alternatively, interested people can attend a series of workshops to be held around regional Queensland during May by booking their spot at bdoau.checkboxau.com/daf-agtech-roadmap.”
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