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Agfest 2023: A Showcase of Indicium's Digital Forest Technologies

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

In early May, Indicium Dynamics attended Agfest 2023 – a large agricultural field day that runs annually in Carrick, in the North of Tasmania.

We're proud to be a Forest Industries technology partner

We were delighted to be invited by the Tasmanian Forest and Forest Products Network (TFFPN) to share a site in the Forest Industries tent, exhibiting alongside a range of forest and forest-related industry organisations. As an affiliated industry partner, our attendance further illustrated our dedication to supporting the sustainability of forestry practices via our Digital Forest technology offerings.

Our device wall displayed a wide range of remote monitoring technology

Our device wall displayed a range of remote monitoring devices that measure environmental variables in both forestry and agricultural settings. These included:

including weather stations (one of which was collecting live data from the site), soil moisture, fuel moisture levels, water trough levels, air quality sensors, wireless cameras, as well as a Ceres Tag device which can be used to track movements and locations of livestock. We enjoyed speaking with visitors and site-sharers alike about how remote sensing technology generates valuable insights that support data-driven decision-making, helping to optimise practices across both the forestry and agricultural industries.

The Eagle's Nest - a hit with adults and kids alike!

Kids dressed up in an Eagle's costume in the Eagles Nest
Indicium's Agfest 2023 Eagle's Nest

A miniature replica of an eagle's nest beckoned visitors to engage in discussions about the importance of protecting the natural biodiversity of our forests. As attendees explored the nest, questions arose about the Eagle Eye project, which utilised cameras to monitor Wedge-Tailed Eagle nests, to determine if they were being used during the breeding season. The nest served as a catalyst for conversations about the importance of balancing economic considerations with ecological responsibility, highlighting the role of technology in preserving our forests for future generations. Plus, the eagle costumes provided a great source of fun for both children and adults alike!

The Forest Industries dinner - a chance to let our hair down

A highlight of the week was the Forest Industries Site Dinner, held on Friday night in Launceston. The dinner brought together a wide range of forest industry companies and professionals, in a fun night of networking and delicious food. We enjoyed connecting with like-minded individuals who also share a passion for enhancing and celebrating ongoing improvements in sustainable forest management.

We are grateful to the TFFPN for their exceptional organisational efforts in creating an inviting and educational space, as well as for providing opportunities to further deepen the valuable relationships forming across forestry organisations and affiliated businesses.

We look forward to the next Agfest!

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