HANDS ON: Colin Hammond from the Catagra Group demonstrates the latest technology in reproductive and stock handling solutions at Croxdale Station, as part of the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Charleville AgKnowledge Workshop held from October 5-6.
HANDS ON: Colin Hammond from the Catagra Group demonstrates the latest technology in reproductive and stock handling solutions at Croxdale Station, as part of the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Charleville AgKnowledge Workshop held from October 5-6.

Workshop brings innovation to Charleville

This weekend, the Charleville Race Course was transformed into a business and education hub for the first AgKnowledge Workshop Program.

Over 50 residents attended the two-day program, which was opened by Murweh mayor Annie Liston and consisted of a number of seminars and demonstrations on new technology in the agriculture industry.

The workshop explored the importance of technology, created to increase efficiency and quality across a range of farming projects.

The weekend included seminars on the use of drones, state of the art livestock weighing technology, water treatment plants, stock handling solutions and data analytics for fast and factual management decisions.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Manager of Education and Training Roger Desailly said the workshop had been a resounding success.

"This workshop was the pilot session, and for its first launch in Queensland we are pretty happy with it,” Mr Desailly said.

"All the feedback coming out of the event is overwhelmingly positive.

"We have heard people say that the event was a great concept and many of the guests have come away with new knowledge and some new ideas.

"Over 50 people attended the workshop, and they were introduced to cutting edge technology, with eight well known technology platforms bringing their knowledge to the event.

"We've had good support from the local shire and advance Queensland as well as the Charleville locals, who really got behind it and embraced the workshop.

"Now we will compile all the feedback, there are a few things we can improve on, so we can refine the workshop and bring it to other areas in Queensland, possibly up north to Longreach, Emerald or Mt Isa.”


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