Net guru to talk at Finley
Farmers and community members are invited to attend a seminar focused around improving internet connectively and mobile coverage around the farm.
It will be held at the Finley Apex Sport and Community Centre on July 29, starting at 7pm.
Southern Growers Inc, with the support of Australian National Landcare and Murray Local Land Services, is hosting the evening to provide local producers with information on how they can improve their services.
The groups have engaged Cooma’s Australian Public Address Sound manager and industry guru Ian Ware to attend and share his skills, tips and tricks for reliable internet service.
Southern Growers Farming Systems Committee chair Phil Snowden said there are constraints businesses are facing due to lack and quality of internet and mobile coverage.
‘‘The National Broadband Network has rolled out to a small percentage of areas and doesn’t look like connecting the rest of us for eight years, so we need to get an understanding for ourselves about what can be done,’’ he said.
‘‘As the demand increases for producers and advisors to stay at the cutting edge of their profession, they have no option but to use digital tools to ensure they are keeping accurate records.
‘‘They are using this for marketing their produce to reap the best possible results in agriculture thereby maximising their onfarm profitability.’’
Ian Ware spoke at the recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) update in Finley.
Mr Snowden said producers who attended thought his presentation was ‘‘extremely interesting’’ and wanted to know more about what technology is available.
Mr Ware established his Cooma-based company 30 years ago and has embraced new technologies along the way to ensure he delivers the best to his clients.
He has found ways to make them both useful and user-friendly in even the most remote locations.
From this, Mr Ware has developed a special interest in internet connectivity over long distances.
At the seminar, Mr Ware will also address how people on the land can get internet service from in the home to out on the property and in their vehicles.
He will be staying in Finley overnight and will be available for further consultation with individuals or groups the following day.
For further information, contact Southern Growers Inc executive officer Stephanie Chappell on 0417 444 750.