Expressions of Interest are now open for Queensland Smart Farms

Queensland Smart Farms are a network of farms and industry learning centres dedicated to advancing Australia’s 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.

Co-designed

The smart farms programs and initiatives are co-designed by:

  • government
  • industry
  • AgTech providers
  • producers
  • supply chain businesses
  • researchers.

We are working together to bring the latest knowledge, technology and practices to agriculture.

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 digital technologies like intelligent apps, robotics, autonomy, and sensors, and non-digital technologies like protected cropping structures, fresh produce packaging, machinery, and biotechnology.

Smart farm locations

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.

The two smart farms under development are:

Get involved

AgTech providers and Australian producers and supply chain businesses are invited to get involved with Gatton Smart Farm and Central Queensland Smart Cropping Centre by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Expressions of Interest will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications will be reviewed against the selection criteria by an appointed committee.

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