AgTech providers and Australian producers and supply chain businesses are invited to get involved with Gatton Smart Farm and Central Queensland Smart Cropping Centre (Emerald) by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).
Expressions of Interest will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Before commencing an Expression of Interest form, please read the application information and selection criteria on the Queensland Smart Farms web page or available for download from this eHub page (see EOI application information).
Registered users of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries eHub can save and download survey drafts. You can register by clicking the REGISTER link above.
Click on the button below to start your EOI.
AgTech in action
Queensland Smart Farms are a network of farms and industry learning centres dedicated to advancing agriculture and food industries through AgTech innovation.
They are test beds for new farming and supply chain practices and technologies to drive and support industry adoption.
Queensland Smart Farms combine world-leading research, development and extension programs with state-of-the-art facilities and established industry networks.
AgTech for smart farms
AgTech is defined as an innovative technology used within primary industries and their supply chains for the purpose of improving efficiency and profitability. Examples of AgTech at Queensland Smart Farms include intelligent apps, robotics, autonomy, and sensors, and also include non-digital technologies like protected cropping structures, fresh produce packaging, machinery, and biotechnology.
Our Smart Farms programs and initiatives are co-designed by:
We are working together to bring the latest knowledge, technology and practices to agriculture.
Situated within two of Queensland’s premier agricultural centres, our Smart Farm programs work in a range of climates, soils, production systems and supply chains across horticulture and broad-acre industries.
Two smart farms are under development:
The Gatton Smart Farm initiative, also known as 'AS20007 Driving adoption of AgTech across Australia', is funded by the Hort Frontiers Advanced Production Systems fund. This is part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from the Queensland Government and contributions from the Australian Government.
The Central Queensland Smart Cropping Centre is a Department of Agriculture and Fisheries initiative. It is funded by the Queensland Government.