• Hannah Phillips

Birchip Farmer at the Forefront of Digital Ag Trial

The Victorian Government has launched a new Digital Agriculture Strategy, aiming to secure the future of the state's $14 billion industry by "placing farmers at the forefront of the digital revolution".

At the heart of the strategy is a digital agriculture trial which will see farmers from the major sectors of cropping, dairy, sheep and horticulture head up individual trials in their regions.

Birchip and its surrounding areas has been identified by the Government as a key location in Victoria for broad-acre cropping, with local farmer Linc Lehmann taking on Chair of the group.

He joined Flow FM to talk about his involvement in the project and what's in store for the future of farming.

Other regions taking on trials include Serpentine, Tatura and Maffra, with Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford explaining the program will help "reduce barriers to widespread technology adoption on-farm".

“Our farmers are world-class, highly skilled and innovative – we look forward to working with you every step of the way to harness the power of digital adoption," she said.

For more information or to get involved, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/digitalag.

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