Min­is­ter keen on ag tech

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA’S big­gest agri­cul­tural in­no­va­tion trade fair, GFIA In Fo­cus Aus­tralia, wrapped up as a suc­cess.

Aimed at help­ing Aus­tralian farm­ers and agribusi­nesses im­prove the sus­tain­abil­ity and so­phis­ti­ca­tion of food pro­duc­tion, a num­ber of high-pro­file del­e­gates from across Asia Pa­cific were present on the first day of the Bris­banebased con­fer­ence, which was in­tended to open up new busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties for Aus­tralian ag-tech sup­pli­ers and in­vestors.

Start­ing the day’s events as guest speaker was Mark Furner, the min­is­ter for Agri­cul­tural In­dus­try Devel­op­ment and Fish­eries.

Mr Furner was pleased to open the event and said the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment would con­tinue to work with in­no­va­tors to grow the agri­cul­tural in­dus­try.

The day in­cluded the launch of AgKnowl­edge, the coun­try’s first agri­cul­tural start-up com­pany in­vestor pitch plat­form.

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