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Southern Dirt Techspo aims to be Australia’s premier technology and innovation event for the Agricultural community and associated industries.

Southern Dirt Techspo aims to be Australia’s premier technology and innovation event for the Agricultural community and associated industries. We are bringing technology developers, farmers, advisors, expert researchers and officials together for two days of advanced agriculture technology, information sharing and collaboration with an optional study tour for those who want to experience more.

This event format is based on Cereals Event in the UK which is one of the premier world cropping technology, working farm demonstration events. We aim to take this experiential learning and demonstration concept for broadacre farming and broaden it to include: livestock, genetics, horticulture, aquaculture, robotics and data innovation making it a world class event in the world of agriculture.
TECHSPO is unique in Australia in offering working demonstration areas that allow participants to learn experientially which has long been acknowledged in agriculture as a primary extension tool. A 14-hectare site, working farm, adjacent to the Katanning Recreation Centre will be partially trial cropped in early 2017 with a variety of new species and plots for demonstrating sprays, seeders, droids and other technologies which enables us to attract a variety of innovative manufacturers that can demonstrate future farming techniques.
From genetics through to research techniques, sensor and other equipment advancements this is an event with a difference.

During the year we will take drone footage to demonstrate the progression of the trials and virtual field walks will be available to people across Australia and the world. The event will demonstrate areas that are critical for farming in this state: Livestock technologies for sheep, cattle, and other animals, aquaculture; broadacre; horticulture; data and genetics.