Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is committed to investing in the Katanning Research Facility (KRF) as a leading research facility to showcase commercially relevant and practical agricultural digital technologies and tools  to improve the performance of farm businesses.

DPIRD is partnering with Southern Dirt for ‘Technologies in the Field’ on Day 2 of Techspo with demonstrations and practical workshops at KRF. Attendees will have access to AgTech service providers, as well as the opportunity to use each of the products and configurations in the field to determine which combination may best suit their needs.


NTT DATA Buisness Solutions Australia

Our mission is to empower customers through technology and human insights. We exist to create the impossible and challenge the status quo.

We deliver design, consulting and implementation of digital technology services to solve complex business challenges and make digital transformation a reality for the agriculture industry.

Our solutions future proof and build intelligent enterprises from the digital core, to big data (AI, Analytics, IoT, RPA), ERP modernisation and cloud platforms – with proven expertise working closely with the Agriculture, Mining, Pharmaceutical (Life-sciences), Retail and Utility industries.

NTT Group develops technologies that drive value and advance leading-edge research with a focus to the future. More than 80% of Fortune Global 100 companies choose NTT.


Trent Jackson, Business Development Manager WA
Website: www.nttdata.com/au/en
T: 1300 161 501
Email: contact_au@nttdata.com



At Adama we strive for a world where everybody has food security, and everybody in farming has a fulfilling and rewarding life. Sounds impossible? Many share this vision with us, but we do it differently, here’s how.

Dare to create simplicity
Farming is complex and full of challenges. We work together with agronomists, distributors and the wide farming communities, to find ways to simplify it. We constantly question convention to move farming forward through simple, practical and innovative solutions in crop protection and beyond.

Help farmers grow
Farming happens not only in the field. We support farmers to get things done in their businesses and beyond – from sowing to sales, from their labor in the field to their families, their partnerships and raising their status in society.

Connect people
We want to build close relationships with farmers by being honest, open and agile. We use digital technology to build and run a powerful network that brings people together and influences farming behavior across the world.

Open up new possibilities
We recognise farming must and will be constantly reinvented. Through our emerging platforms in fast growing markets, we can quickly reach and impact farmers in all parts of the world.

Build on heritage
Years ago, we were part of a journey that helped farmers make the desert green in a sustainable way, allowing a nation to flourish. Now we empower our people to help farmers do the same again – on a global scale.

Farmers cannot achieve this step change alone. That’s why we, at Adama, work hand-in-hand with farmers and farming to: Simply. Grow. Together.


Grains Research & Development Corporation

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is one of the world’s leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing RD&E to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry.

The GRDC’s primary objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and the wider community.



We were founded in 1898 by farmers looking to support each other’s businesses and give rural communities access to fair financing.

Now we’re one of the world’s largest rural lenders but we remain true to our core mission: to create value for our clients, employees and the rural communities where we work.



The Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited (WAMMCO) has its origins in December 1971 when it’s predecessor, the Western Australian Lamb Marketing Board (WALMB), was established by the Government of Western Australia.

WALMB was evolved out of pressures for a system of orderly marketing from lamb producers exerted mainly through the WA farmer body – the 10,000 member Farmer’s Union of WA, now known as WA Farmers.


Australian Wool Innovation

AWI is a not-for-profit company that invests in R&D and marketing to increase the long-term profitability of Australian woolgrowers. Based in Sydney, we have offices in key markets around the world to help us increase the global demand and market access for Australian wool.



AgriStart is uniquely positioned to connect disparate parts of the Australian agtech sector to foster growth and innovation through facilitated collaboration, training and mentoring. Our staff have a wealth of knowledge in agricultural research, innovation leadership, research commercialisation, strategic business growth, export pathways, entrepreneurship, investor readiness, marketing and communications.


Shire of Kojonup

Nestling in the rural heartland of the Great Southern region, historic Kojonup is more than just a gateway to the beautiful South.



Shire of Wagin

Wagin (meaning the Emu’s Watering Place) is located 228 kms south east of Perth in the heart of Western Australia’s Great Southern Region. The population of the Shire is approximately 1900 and the Shire comprises an area of 1950 square kilometres.

The economy of the district is based on agriculture with wheat, barley, oats, canola and lupins being the main crops and sheep and cattle production being prominent.



Wildeye is an affordable, accurate & dependable farm and irrigation monitoring solution. Remotely monitor soil moisture sensors, flow meters, weather sensors, reservoir levels, and well & pump station performance from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

With tens of thousands of Wildeyes deployed into California, Australia and New Zealand – farmers, irrigators, PCAs, agronomists and dealers keep better track of what’s happening on the farm and put more science into their decision making.


CBH Group

The CBH Group is Australia’s largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry, with operations extending along the value chain from grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing.

Owned and controlled by more than 4,000 Western Australian grain growing businesses, the core purpose of the CBH Group is to sustainably create and return value to growers.

Since being established in Western Australia in 1933, CBH has continuously evolved, innovated and grown.

Its storage and handling system currently receives and exports around 90 per cent of the Western Australian grain harvest and is regarded as one of the best in the world.


Rural Data Management Services

RDMS provides a range of services from development and implementation of a full Precision Livestock Management (PLM) plan using our 6 step methodology through to one off data collection activities.

We pride ourselves on being able to work across all the major equipment and software options and are constantly updating our knowledge to ensure we are able to recommend the most appropriate solution for your operation.

RDMS can also provide information or training sessions to small groups on various aspects of PLM and the equipment and software involved.  These are provided free to producer groups.


Australian Grain Technologies

At AGT, we consider ourselves privileged to be able to serve Australian farmers and the world’s population by developing new field crop varieties that are more productive, better quality and/or cost less to grow. This is what drives our people. We want to see Australian farmers more prosperous, and the global population to be well nourished.

We have had some success over the years, and are now the leading provider of wheat varieties in Australia. We are also working hard at achieving the same for our other crops, barley, durum and lupins.



The Agworld platform allows all users to collect data at every level of their operation and enables them to share this data with anyone that matters to them. In practice, this means that growers, farm hands, agronomists, input providers, contractors, banks, accountants, land owners and many other stakeholders are able to all work together on the same set of data. Everyone can collect new data and access all other data they have been given access to.


PCT Ag Services

PCT has been in business since 2001 supplying customized services, solutions and software to agriculture. Having world renowned expertise and a dedicated team PCT are able to offer genuine solutions.

While the start-ups come and go, PCT has and will remain an industry leader always giving the innovator and earlier adopters a step up.

PCT has evolved over the years and now we have changed from 1 business to 3. This allows each business to refocus and further enhance our products and services with dedicated teams in each area or expertise.

PCT companies are completely independent and are ready to further develop solutions for the leading crop advisors, growers, ag retailers or machinery providers who make up our unique and well educated dealership network.

From the owners of PCT we thank you for previous support and look forward to servicing you even better in the future.


Grow Safe (Australian Mineral Fertilisers)

We believe there is an effective way for growers to be able to balance sustainable production, high yields and enhance profit, whilst using responsible farming practices.

The Grow Safe® system has been developed in Western Australia and arose from the needs of commercial growers. We undertook rigorous research, then assisted farmers and land managers to conduct independent trials at farms throughout the state.

Trials across broad acre farms, horticulture and viticulture consistently showed high levels of soil health and quality yields, with extremely low levels of leachable nutrients and residues in the soil, complying with legislated, environmental safety standards,



Innovation, quality and high-performance have been the watchwords that have made us a major player in the animal data business and the world leader in textile data applications.

Datamars now supplies a comprehensive range of services and products for many types of animal and textile operators, delivered through a global network of service, sales, distribution channels and partners.

Our expertise in textile data products and sophisticated systems for animal identification, management and health delivery, is coupled with a clear understanding of customer needs to allow us to adapt our technologies for exciting new applications.



Hectare is commited to building simple to use precision ag tools.





Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. In Australia we provide 18.0 million retail mobile services, 3.7 million retail fixed bundles and standalone data services and 1.7 million retail fixed standalone voice services. We believe the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have. That’s why we help create a brilliant connected future for everyone, everyday.

That’s why we build technology and content solutions that are simple and easy to use, including Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network. That’s why we strive to serve and know our customers better than anyone else – offering a choice of not just digital connection, but digital content as well. And that’s why we have an international presence spanning over 20 countries.

In the 21st Century, opportunity belongs to connected businesses, governments, communities and individuals. As Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, Telstra is proud to be helping our customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.



Pivotel has remote communications solutions to keep everyone and everything connected, no matter where they are, and we continue to invest in new technologies and R&D to provide new and better solutions.

Pivotel has developed Tracertrak as a leading remote personnel safety and asset monitoring service. Tracertrak helps you to ensure the safety of company staff and the productivity and efficiency of remote assets while they move around outside of mobile coverage areas.

Pivotel is also developing affordable dual mode cellular and satellite terminals for the maritime market to help more people stay connected while at sea.

Pivotel’s ecoSphere® solution is an innovative low-cost purpose-built cellular network to bring the digital economy and IoT to the bush. Using innovative small cell technology and a unique network architecture ecoSphere® can cost effectively delivery wide area cellular and IoT coverage to mining, agriculture and pastoral properties using satellite or terrestrial backhaul complemented by satellite point to point IOT and high-speed data services.



ProAgni antibiotic free products and systems replace the routine use of ingested antibiotics in healthy animals and optimises production:

  • All ProAgni products are free of antibiotics and ionophores*
  • ProAgni products and systems may contribute to improve farm economic performance.
  • It has been shown that use of our products requires less feed, less water and less time to grow animals to market weight
  • ProAgni products optimise digestion, supporting healthy animals which in turn produce less greenhouse gas emissions

ProAgni was founded to have a profound positive impact on communities through unique and novel animal nutrition.
Our vision is to be a contributor to ethical and sustainable animal production that is good for human health, animal welfare and industry performance.


Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird Technologies Ltd is an artificial intelligence business using drone and satellite technology, along with our proprietary algorithms to provide farmers and agronomists with a suite of maps to help them make informed farm management decisions. Our technology uses the most advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques, delivering actionable insights on crop health directly to the field.


Shire of Katanning

The Shire of Katanning is centrally located in the ‘heart’ of the Great Southern. It offers the advantages of a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of easy access to the cities of Perth, Albany and Bunbury. While the area is essentially agricultural, the town is a regional centre with access to a range of recreation and leisure facilities, government, health and education services, as well as a diverse retail and business district.

The townsite is situated on the Great Southern Hwy, with the main entrance framed by the picturesque and adventurous All Ages Playground and the newly completed Welcome to Katanning roundabout.



Why are we attempting to overcome the ‘interoperability’ issue of disparate data?

“As a farmer I deal with the limitations that farmers face everyday, I am also frustrated by the amount of data that I am already capturing, BUT not fully utilising and I don’t have an overarching decision support platform to assist repeatable decision making.

 Centralising data sets that are related in operation, but not connected in reality is core to Pairtree’s connectivity value proposition and market position. 

This is why we have committed to providing an agricultural centric solution that works with your existing platforms and complements the many data sources of your business.”


Wagin Agricultural Society

Of far more significance than the building projects the Society has brought to the showgrounds is the family-focused event itself which gives Wagin its point of difference from other small rural towns and to be a forum for all other interest groups within the district to fund-raise. In the process it engages all age groups and builds strength into its people.  As well as enthusiastically showcasing all that rural Australia has to offer, it celebrates all those who contribute, and have contributed, to our rich rural history, prosperity and life style.

A not-for-profit organisation, the Wagin Agricultural Society exists to build strength and capacity into the people and township of Wagin.