eConnected - Resources and Links

Page last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 2:18pm

At eConnected we would like to provide you with as many relevant resources as possible.

Please find in the attached documents (right-hand side of webpage), presentations by two of our key speakers at eConnected's successful 2017 Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum held at Technology Park, Bentley, where four high quality speakers presented to about 70 attendees. (See more information below).

- Presentation: Assoc Professor Leanne Wiseman, of Griffith University, QLD - Principles and Practices around data sharing

- Presentation: Chris Sounness, Chief Executive Officer of Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), VIC - Data Ag Coop - Solution or amplifying the problem


The attached documents (please see the top right of this webpage) are designed to assist you in answering questions you may have about all things ag-tech and digital connectivity related.

The attached documents include:

  • Digital Connectivity terminology brochure;
  • Internet of Things (IoT) - FAQs;
  • Digital Farm coverage maps;
  • eConnected brochures;
  • IoT brochure; and
  • more.


evokeAG Discussion With Tammin Farmers

DPIRD Senior Economist Brad Plunkett spoke with Tammin farmers Brad and Kate Jones at the 2019 evokeAG, as part of research work he is undertaking on behalf of eConnected.

To listen to the ‘kitchen table’ discussion about the Jones' Bungulla Farming operation at Tammin, WA, which was filmed at the 2019 evokeAG agtech event, please see the video below.


The discussion outlines the operation’s sources of uncertainty, decision-making under uncertainty in an all grains operation, management structures, 3D level data analysis of an integrated data driven set of innovations and management decisions to lower costs, and to build an alternative supply chain. 

The chat also details the importance of agricultural technology (ag-tech) and precision agriculture adoption rates (for Power Point of discussion see PDF to right of webpage entitled 'evokeAG.Jones-PlunkettPresentation').

Please also find a report attached to right of this webpage (Specialist grain -Innovate down cost curve), which is part of a series of case studies Brad Plunkett is undertaking, on behalf of the eConnected Grainbelt Project. This case study relates to ag-tech and innovation that Brad Jones has implemented on his Tammin farming property.

evokeAG is Australia’s ‘largest agtech event’ and was held in Melbourne, in February 2019.

Find out more about the Melbourne-based event.


Farmer Ag-tech Adoption: Case Study Series

DPIRD Senior Economist Brad Plunkett is undertaking a series of case studies about WA farmers utilising agricultural technology (ag-tech) on their properties, on behalf of the eConnected Grainbelt Project.

A first report - Specialist grain -Innovate down cost curve - focuses on a specialist grain farm (farmer Brad Jones, of Tammin) and a second report - Large Mixed Farm-Agtech choices - relates to a large mixed WA property (farmer Wally Newman, located at Newdegate).

These reports are located to the right-hand side of this webpage.


Facey Group - Presentations

Facey Group, based at Wickepin, is one of our 11 eConnected Grower Groups. They have kindly provided us with copies of the videos on each of their key presenters speeches from one of their recent eConnected eDemo events.

You may view the videos by clicking on the links below, via each presenter’s name.

Annie Brox (Origo) - Open Ag Technology program

Ben Congdon (DPIRD) - Rapid diagnistics tool for virus risk and early warning

Christiaan Valentine (DPIRD) - Rapid detection tools for early warning

Darren Mottolini (CRC-SI, WA) - Making sense of digital data for better decisions

Josh Johnson (AGT, WA) - Plant breeding and genetics

Leanne Wiseman (Griffith Uni, QLD) - The 'right to repair' debate

Michael Ford (HectareAg, founder) - Precision agriculture tools

Professor Simon Cook (Premier's Fellow in Agriculture and Food at Curtin University, WA) - Digital agriculture

Ryan Walker (APAL Laboratory) - Real time soil testing


Getting Value from Farm Data Networks

As part of eConnected's successful 2017 Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum held 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 –

Data Ag Cooperatives - Chris Sounness (Chris Sounness' presentation is also available in the documents section on the rop right of this webpage.)

Coop establishment opportunities – Dr Brad Plunkett

Data Ownership - Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman  (Leanne Wiseman's presentation is also available in the documents section on the rop right of this webpage.)

Food Agility CRC - Mike Ridout


SEPWA Report

Please also see the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) Esperance LTE Evaluation Report, from June 2018. Report can also be located at top right of this webpage.


Contact information

eConnected Grainbelt