The Victorian Government launched the $10 million Digital Agriculture Investment Scheme with grants from $5k to $50k open from June 23 2021 to October 31 2021 unless funds are fully allocated earlier, so get in quick!
Graze Smarter with daily flyovers from 200+ high-resolution multispectral commercial satellites, animal tracking and data visualisation.
Read on and we will cover farm eligibility, how our service is relevant and what steps to follow.
Only one grant will be offered per farm business (ABN). To be eligible for assistance under this Scheme, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:Be a Victorian based commercial farm business with an average annual primary production turnover of $50,000 or moreBe a farm business focused on ‘Primary Production’ as defined in the Program GuidelinesHold an Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered for GSTBe a legal entity registered as a sole trader, trust or private companyInstall the project/s on agricultural land that you own, lease or share farm in Victoria
Nutrition-based grazings and supplementary feedstuff planning
Intake targets per-animal per-herd
Vehicle tracking for security and staff safety
LoRaWAN / LPWAN installed by our animal and vehicle tracking partners includes extra communication endpoints
View your data how you want: map, tables, charts or calendars.
Reports for the overall farm dashboard or filterable by paddock criteria.
Farm overview with pasture cover, growth rate, leaf emergence records and forecasts
Pasture.io is your decision support tool
Per-paddock activities: fertilisations, grazings, harvests, plantings, sprayings...
Full paddock history: cover, growth rate and every single activity and note
We can import your existing map files or help you map per-paddock.
200+ satellites fly over your farm every single day for your best chance of up-to-date imagery
Apply the most recent satellite image overlays to your map for your own use
Top-tier plans have access to historic satellite imagery
Each satellite image is analysed by our Machine Learning environment to provide you up-to-date and consistent readings.
Live satellite tracking
Animal tracking at least every hour
Heatmaps overlaid on your farm map
See an animated history of any single animal's movements for today
Automatic grazing record keeping based on your animal's locations
Third-party integrations with sensors provide you with up-to-date soil moisture readings
Per-paddock pasture cover and growth rate projections even on cloudy days
Spraying and fertilisation records with extra auditable information fields
Keep track of your withhold periods with visual indicators to prevent early grazings
Everything is exportable into different formats: Excel, CSV, PDF, printable
Current weather conditions
Weather radar included for your farm
Two weeks of forecasting
Animal health and performanceAsset monitoring and trackingCrop forecasting and predictionData visualisation / dashboardsDigital technology that helps manage genomics and plant/animal selectionDrones (excluding drone license fees)Farm management platforms (including subscription costs if paid upfront)Feed solutionsGPS guidance systems for tractors, sprayers, harvesters (can be retrofitted)Satellite imagery and mappingPest, weed and disease managementRobotics and smart machinery / automationSensors (e.g. water troughs, fuel tanks)Smart collars and tagsSmart irrigation and water managementSoil, pature and plant monitoringTraceability and provenanceWeather monitoring and forecastingOther
* Prices in AUD & plans are annual contracts
This is a quick and painless "Farm Signup" process where you simply fill in your contact details, farm details and upload a map file (if you have one).
An account manager will then be in touch ASAP to chat about how we can best fit into your farm workflow and put together some pricing options.Get a Quote Now!
all relevant supporting documents including:Evidence of farm property location where the works will be installed (eg. rates notice, lease agreement or share farming contract)Formal detailed quote/s from a registered supplier identifying eligible project items...
That's what you get from us in step 1 (and any other ag-tech providers you are applying for)Latest tax returns for the business / trust / partnership applying (eg. tax returns or BAS statements must demonstrate an average annual primary production turnover of $50,000 or more for the 2019/20 or 2020/21 financial year. If you are a new business please attach a copy of your Business Plan demonstrating how your business will reach commercial scale within the next financial year)
Rural Finance processes applications in order of submission, and you will be advised of eligibility and if program funds remain available.
Approved projects must be completed and a claim submitted within 6 months from receiving approval for funding.