Technology in limelight at Hagley expo

The Ag Innovation Expo returned for another year at Hagley Farm School last week showcasing the latest technologies and machineries.

In its ninth year, the expo showcases innovation at its best with new up and coming agri-tech developments on display with this year’s theme shining a light on spraying technology.

TAPG Chairman, Mark Kable said the day was not just about spraying but also about creating awareness about other special technologies in the ag sector.

“It’s really all about training and educating to better the whole industry, that’s TAPGS thrust,” he said.

“It’s getting the industry aware of what’s out there as far as technology goes and making sure that we’re all moving in the same direction.”

He said it’s also about ensuring that as an organization and community, they are able to drive the value of agriculture in Tasmania.

The second half of the day saw a well set up demonstration course by Richard Morell from Agrimac along with a commentator where the new machines could show off for spectators.

“We couldn’t have done it without Mr Morell, it was a huge success,” Mr Kable said.

“It was really great to have the demonstrations where you can see all the different types of machines and technology and it’s right there in front of you.”

“Luckily all the businesses and machinery manufacturers that supported the day were right behind, on ground watching, so we have to reach out and thank the wider industry for participating.”

“We’re very happy with the turnout, the response we got and the day in itself.”