Getting Value from Farm Data Networks

Page last updated: Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - 11:00am

As part of the successful Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum at Technology Park, Bentley, four high quality speakers presented to about 70 attendees.

The forum featured information on farm data ownership, information sharing and the role of farm data cooperatives across WA, developments in rural connectivity and the utilisation of digital tools and agricultural technology. 

The Getting Value from Farm Data Networks forum was designed to provide information and stimulate discussion on digital technology in agriculture, focusing on the role of farm data cooperatives across WA, issues around data ownership and sharing, and to provide an update on the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre’s (FA - CRC) WA node.

Forum speakers expressed that the current issue was not necessarily just about ‘farm data’ but more about who had access to and control of that particular data.

To learn more, please view the four key speakers' presentations as linked below, via YouTube, or feel free to share them on social media –

Data Ag Cooperatives - Chris Sounness

Coop establishment opportunities – Dr Brad Plunkett

Data Ownership - Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman

Food Agility CRC - Mike Ridout

For more information about the forum findings, please contact eConnected’s Sarah Gardiner on E: sarah.gardiner@dpird.wa.gov.au.

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