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​Free event promises to smarten up WA farmers

The latest innovations, technologies and upskilling opportunities in the agricultural sector will be featured at Muresk Institute’s inaugural FarmSmart Showcase to be held on 13 June.

Farmers and those working in the agriculture and livestock industry will benefit from this one day event which will bring together experts from Western Australia and interstate.

Muresk Institute General Manger Prue Jenkins said Muresk’s FarmSmart Showcase was about ways that farmers can work smarter, not harder.

“At Muresk Institute we strive to provide knowledge about the latest innovations in the agriculture industry,” she said. “There are a range of new and exciting opportunities in the sector, and Muresk Institute is proactive in ensuring that the Western Australian public has access to information to stay up to date with those opportunities.”

Presenters will include Professor Simon Cook, who will share his insights on how to get the best value out of digital farming; Dr Natasha Ayres’s presentation will go beyond the hype of agtech; Geoff Carroll will present a full service internet solution for the ag sector; Dr Andrew Thompson will share how to take the work out of recording dam pedigrees for sheep; and Boyd Holden will address the technology available for improving animal welfare and livestock handling.

Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador will also feature with a food conversation and demonstration using local produce.

Attendees will also be the first to learn about some of our exciting new technology that will be unveiled on the day. In a first for Western Australia, the technology will then be made available for public education and demonstration purposes.

To find out more and to register visit the Muresk Institute FarmSmart Showcase web page.