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Episode 45: Andrew Whitlock (Getting Agtech Ready #4)

Episode 45: Andrew Whitlock (Getting Agtech Ready #4)

Andrew Whitlock is a farmer who’s spent his career helping farmers to adopt science-based, practical, precision agriculture solutions.

With a deep seeded love of farming, Andrew has many insights into how farmers make decisions about technology adoption and getting agtech ready. 

In this episode, Andrew shares these insights as well as lessons from his journey from agronomist to farmer and finally to founder of a precision agriculture business.

This episode is the fourth and final in our theme: Getting Agtech Ready. This theme is brought to you in partnership with Decipher, an easy-to-use precision agriculture solution helping growers and agronomists in 60 countries make data driven decisions. To learn more about Decipher, visit their website or follow them on twitter.

Episode 44: Jon Elder and Karin Stark (Responding to Climate Risk #2)

Episode 44: Jon Elder and Karin Stark (Responding to Climate Risk #2)

Cotton farmers Jon Elder and Karin Stark have looked to technology (and their neighbors) for innovation that can help them respond to climate risk. The 500 kW hybrid solar-diesel pumping system they’ve installed- Australia’s largest- is helping them combat rising energy costs.

As farmers who are passionate about the environment, Karin and Jon say it’s a win-win. The system is reducing their carbon footprint and building financial resilience. On top of that, Karin has been organizing field days and conferences to share her message that communication and trust are key to building knowledge and confidence when it comes to adopting new technologies that can help farmers respond to climate risk.

This episode is the second in the Responding to Climate Risk theme, brought to you in partnership with Australian Farm Institute, an independent organisation conducting research into the strategic issues facing Australian farmers and the agriculture sector. Find them on social media @AustFarmInstitu