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Future of farming on show at field day

GO GO GADGET: Meg Kummerow from FlyingAg showing off the latest drone technology
GO GO GADGET: Meg Kummerow from FlyingAg showing off the latest drone technology Sam Flanagan

FARMERS from across the region got together on Wednesday to view first hand the technology that is set to take agriculture by storm.

The field day hosted at Walmer had a range of new technologies including drones, Swarm Bots and security systems.

Roger Henderson works at AgriRisk and is also on the board of directors at Conservation Farmers.

He was amazed with the amount of farmers that attended the event and believed that some of the technology on show could profoundly impact agriculture.

"We've been improving planters and boom sprays, but there hasn't been a game changer," Mr Henderson said.

"That's where technology like drones and Swarm Bots come in."

Drone specialist Meg Kummerow noted that farmers need to take to the technology, and occasions like the field day help that process.

"It's slowly getting there, more farmers are open to the idea," Mrs Kummerow said.

"Farmers that are new to technology need to adapt otherwise they risk getting left behind.

"Field days give those farmers the hands on experience.

"Drones can improve multiple aspects of agriculture; from livestock, feedlotting and horticulture."


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