Global Digital Farm

Food Agility CRC & Charles Sturt University are building Australia's first 'hands-free farm' at Wagga Wagga. The commercial farm will be a centre for research, innovation, education and community outreach.

About the Global Digital Farm

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Australia's first hands-free commercial farm demonstrates the future of farming through technology and data innovations.

Charles Sturt University and Food Agility CRC are transforming the university's 1600 ha commercial farm, located at the Wagga Wagga campus in New South Wales, Australia.

The Global Digital Farm is an integrated digital learning, innovation and research environment working within a full-scale, commercial, mixed farm operation.

The Global Digital Farm is changing modern farming practices by incorporating digital technology to help farmers make the right decisions at the right time. And hands-free is more than just deploying robots. It also includes static and mobile sensing technologies, telecommunications innovations and data-fuelled insights and decision making - everything that influences the how, the when and the where of day-to-day decision making.

What is a Global Digital Farm?

The Global Digital Farm is a physical and virtual hub incorporating:

  • A control centre, bringing together real-time data from across the farm.
  • Interactive technology demonstrations and testing, where industry can develop and showcase the latest innovations.
  • Extended reality hub to visualise and experiment using augmented and virtual reality.
  • A technical lab, to unravel complex interactions between plants, soil and water.
  • An innovation centre, with facilities to foster collaboration.
  • A training facility, where seeing is learning and doing is knowing.

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