In Blog by RCSOctober 27, 2017
Did you hear the Farm Table, the online farmer’s sidekick, is launching on November 9? The Farm Table’s aim is to make the online experience for farmers more accessible, efficient and rewarding. It’s a one-stop online solution for the Australian agricultural industry, linking producers, students and the agri-services sector to the latest knowledge, services and products, and most importantly, to each other.
Based on three years of market research gained from the first iteration of the Farm Table, feedback from farmers and founder Airlie Trescowthick’s own experiences, the Farm Table will focus on adding value to farmers in four key areas:
Build: Knowledge Library
An extensive agriculture database aggregating resources from across Australia and the world to help farmers build knowledge while on-farm.
Boost: Opportunities Database
A national training, events and grants hub to help reduce the search costs involved with seeking opportunities off-farm.
Accelerate: Innovation Hub
A comprehensive technology and software library so farmers can compare and contrast agricultural technologies and software on the market to aid future investment decisions.
Exchange: Online Community
A web-based application to exchange ideas, ask questions, connect with others and share knowledge online. Launching in April 2018 and driven by a Farmer Advisory Team from across Australia and across industry.
No longer do farmers, students or agribusiness professionals need to spend hour upon hour searching for the answers they need across the infinitely endless web. The Farm Table does that work for the industry. If you feel like learning more, listen to Airlie’s interview with ABC Local here.
The launch is an online event (register here) where you’ll hear from industry experts including including Craig Heraghty (PwC Agribusiness Leader), Joe Dennis (NBN Co.) and John Harvey (MD, AgriFutures). Topics discussed will include succession and intergenerational matters, being investment ready and understanding risk. They will also share their insights from working with thousands of farmers from across Australia.
Pip Job (Young Farmer Business Project) will also be appearing by a video feed. Airlie will be introducing the new Farm Table ecosystem and exploring how you can get the most out of the site, whether you are a farmer or in agribusiness.
To watch the launch, head over to www.farmtable.com.au before 1pm (AEDT) on November 9th and get comfortable!
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