Ironwood Institute was pleased to exhibit at AdvanceAg2021. The conference brought together primary producers, agtech companies, industry associations and government to support innovation and advancement in the field of AgTech which is essential to increase the productivity, growth and sustainability of primary industry in our state.
AgTech is the collective term for the tools and technologies – sensors, farm management software, imagery, smart farm equipment and genomics – that enable best-practice agriculture. It also describes the connected systems that collect, collate, store and analyse large quantities of spatial and non-spatial data. AgTech can help improve product quality, increase productivity, lower costs, inform decision making and create sustainable practices.
Primary industries are vitally important to South Australia. In 2018/19, primary industries and agribusiness supported 115,000 jobs and contributed $15.9 billion to the state’s economy. It accounted for 47% of the state’s merchandise exports.
With all this innovation happening in Adelaide, Australia, Ironwood’s courses in Protected Horticulture and Agribusiness Management means students are exposed to world-leading technology and business practices giving them the edge in competing in the global marketplace.
Thanks to South Australian AgTech Advisory Group and Primary Industries and Regions SA for bringing this event to life.