On Wednesday 15 May, 228 students from 11 Western Australian secondary schools attended the third annual Drone vs Dog competition. The competition gave students an insight into the way technology is being used in the rapidly advancing agricultural industry and the career opportunities available. 

One student from each school was selected for drone training and to compete against the highly trained agility dogs to achieve the best time around an obstacle course.

Students who did not compete in the agility course were given a tour of the Muresk farm learning about the Smart Farm technology used to manage its farm operations.

Michael Morris from St Mark’s Anglican Community School completed the course with the fastest time of 15.61 seconds beating agility dog, Border Collie x Kelpie Jay – who recorded a time of 25.97 seconds. 

Michael won a DJI Spark Drone for his school.