Paul presented to the Yolla Cooperative in Northern Tasmania on the role cooperatives can play in the future of technology and data in agriculture to increase the returns of their members
The key points were:
1/ Cooperatives have a role to play in pooling data from members to experiment with approaches that can increase returns.
2/ Cooperatives will only be successful if they are aggressively commercial in their operations.
3/ Cooperatives can assist farmers in getting more value from the services that will be built on top of technologies such as drones and robots.
4/ The approach needs to be start small with a group of farmers who are willing to give new technology a go and understand that initial failure rates will be high
As usual our presentations are designed to be an experience for those that attend and do not contain lots of detail (we hate bullet points on PowerPoint with a passion). If you are interested in an online meeting presentation with an overview to see if the presentation might work for your organisation then contact us and we will organise a time for an online webinar
The interest that your keynote address created in our co-op was remarkable. All of our members, old and young, innovative and conventional, were all engaged and interested in your talk. I am still hearing really good things from your address weeks later.