Summer Series: Data Shaping the Future of AgTech, with Tim Neale

Summer Series: Data Shaping the Future of AgTech, with Tim Neale

By Zoe Eather

Hi #smartcommunity friends! Welcome to the Summer Series here on the Smart Community Podcast. As you know, we’re taking a little break from new content over the Australian summer holidays, and instead we are sharing the replays of a few of our all time favourite episodes. This week we’re sharing my interview with Tim Neale from Episode 308, which was released in August 2022.

Tim, who was named Australian Agricultural Consultant of the year 2018, has over 25 years’ experience across Australia and internationally, 20 of which has been running his own agtech businesses. He is co-founder and Managing Director of DataFarming, a five-year old agtech business out of Queensland.

In this episode, Tim begins by telling us about his background in agtech and current work, his passion for helping farmers to up-skill and use tech to enhance their farming, and Tim tells us what a Smart Community means to him.

Tim then tells us what led him to work in the agtech space, we discuss how technology can help in this space, and Tim tells us a bit about his company DataFarming and what they do. Tim then discusses some of the positive impacts his work has had for his clients, the changes he has seen in the agtech space over time, and we discuss the role of data in the future of the agriculture industry.

We finish our chat discussing the emerging trends of tackling data connectivity and data processing sustainably to unlock the possibilities that data can provide.

Tim’s interview is the last in our Summer Series but we will be back next week with a brand new episode and after that we will return to the fortnightly release schedule. We’ve got some great guests lined up in 2023 and of course if you have suggestions of guests or topics, do reach out, we’d love to hear from you. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

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