Supporting and practising digital innovation with advisers in smart farming
M Ayre, V Mc Collum, W Waters, P Samson, A Curro, R Nettle, JA Paschen, B King, N Reichelt
NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019
© 2019 The promise of technology development in agriculture is well publicised with some claiming that digital disruption will transform the way farming and food production is done in the future. For farm advisers, engaging in smart farming involves managing the proliferation of new forms of information, new knowledge and networks and new technical devices that produce digitised representations of farm performance. The nature and effects of digital practices in particular poses challenges for farm advisers as they seek to understand how digital tools and services can be integrated into their service delivery for improved farm decision making. In this paper we present insights from a co-desig..View full abstract
The research reported in this paper was funded by the Australian Government as part of the Rural R&D for Profit programme, It was also funded by Dairy Australia, Meat and Livestock Australia, Sugar Research Australia, the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Pork Australia Limited, Horticulture Innovation Australia, The Faculty of Veterinary and Agriculture Sciences of The University of Melbourne, the New South Wales Government and the Victorian Government. We would also like to acknowledge the expert input and commitment by all collaborators in this study and thank them for their interest, support and generosity.