Hands-on PA training

The GRDC has provided funding for the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) and Birchip Cropping Group, FarmLink, Rural Directions and the Grower Group Alliance to develop and deliver free precision agriculture (PA) training to growers.

The ‘Hands-on PA Training’ project will help growers make practical use of PA equipment and data to improve the speed and accuracy of decision making, reduce production costs and increase farm profitability under a range of Australian environmental conditions.

In total, 54 ‘Hands on PA Training’ events will be held during 2020 and 2021, delivered by leading PA specialists and consultants.

Riverine Plains Inc will collaborate to deliver workshops in north east Victoria, with the first step for interested growers being the completion of an online survey. Depending on the level of interest shown by the survey, a workshop may also be held in the Riverine Plains region of southern NSW.

We encourage growers to register their interest by completing the survey and telling us more about how they’re using PA and how they hope to use it in the future.

The survey results will be used to customise the training and help identify the best locations to hold the sessions.

To complete the survey, please click here.