Situated 16kms from Mildura CBD on Dairtnunk Avenue, the SMART Farm will re-purpose the Institute’s Cardross Farm, 55-hectares of prime agricultural land with an annual water entitlement of 402ML.
On a global scale the food and agriculture sector is seeking sustainable solutions to increase production, combat the effects of climate change. and respond to increasingly complex consumer demands.
The SuniTAFE SMART Farm will be a state-of-the-art, purpose-built and grown, training and research facility that will utilise the latest innovations and best practices of digital farming.
There are a number of factors both globally and locally impacting agriculture and horticulture industries from climate change to labour costs to population growth.
Farming has long been among the most progressive of any industry and Australian farmers are among the world's leaders in adopting technology in radical new farm practices.
Enterprising Australian farmers in Agtech start-ups are creating solutions and building new technology to problems they experience.
Australian farming has a long and proud history of family succession. However, the game has started to change and the shift in farming practices is significant.