As part of the State Government’s work to develop South Australia’s primary industries, nominations are being sought for a new AgTech Advisory Group.
The AgTech Advisory Group will encourage greater adoption of AgTech solutions in our agriculture sector, helping to build on South Australia’s advantages, showcasing businesses and organisations developing or using new technology and increasing productivity and quality in our primary industries.
The group will be made up of eight members, including an independent chair, and provide high-level independent advice on the practical application and adoption of technologies and on-farm innovation.
AgTech has been identified as a key growth area to help farmers boost agriculture to a $100 billion industry in Australia by 2030.
Members will be appointed by the Minister based on their skills and expertise in the agricultural technology and innovation ecosystems. Ideal candidates will have experience in research, academia, AgTech development or the primary industries sector.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone encouraged anyone with experience and interest in AgTech in South Australia to nominate for the advisory group.
The Advisory Group will complement existing State Government strategies and investments in entrepreneurship, which aim to foster collaboration, build business capabilities and create vibrant and innovative communities.
Nominations for the AgTech Advisory Group opened on April 11, 2019 and close May 13, 2019. Further information is available on the PIRSA website (www.pir.sa/agtech).