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A product which gives farmers the opportunity to control power points and switches for pumps from their phone or computer has launched.

Pump Control, launched by Farmbot Monitoring Solutions, aims to create a more efficient and sustainable future for agriculture.

Getting a cellular signal of any kind in many places (from farms in rural Australia, to oil fields in the Middle East) can be a challenge. Roughly only 10% of the Earth’s surface has consistent access.

Agtech startup Farmbot will soon close $5 million in Series A+ funding to help with its expansion across Australia and the US. Telstra led the round with $2 million, which is the third time the telco has invested in the company.

The protection and management of our environment and water is becoming increasingly important as climate variability sees the onset of more frequent, prolonged droughts, as well as the emergence of sudden, extreme weather events. Technology is one that Australian farmers are increasingly turning to, to help plan and adapt operations to be better equipped for the growing threat of climate variability.

Flying over Gindalbie station, the deep red soil and changing landscape have a powerful allure. The colour contrast and desolate stretches of land exert a force few words could describe, epitomising what outback WA is all about.

Gindalbie is a 45-minute drive off Kalgoorlie's beaten track, yet few people would have an opportunity to see this part of the country. For many decades, third-generation pastoralist Steve Tonkin and wife Jo-Anne have called it home.

Understanding the holistic role of agritech is vital for increasing adoption and ensuring a healthy return on investment for farmers.

Australian agritech leader and founder of Farmbot, Andrew Coppin shares his tips on what producers should be asking before adopting technology.

The agritech revolution is happening before our eyes, but did you know we are a lot further through the revolution than you may think? In fact, much of the technology and tools you use on a daily basis were once considered groundbreaking.

Digital ear tags, digital crop monitoring, and livestock management software were all once at the bleeding edge of agriculture and now see widespread global adoption.

There’s many ways to approach the challenge of climate change, and funding the new technologies that have the potential to re-engineer our economy, has a huge potential for impact.

EnergyLab is a not-for-profit organisation that unites climate-tech startups with angel investors, while also providing an accelerator program to help them build skills and engage with a network of experienced investors and founders.

The Deniliquin arrest of a man towing 1400 litres of stolen diesel is another reminder to farmers to keep a close eye on their farm fuel tanks.

Fuel theft often goes unreported because farmers don’t notice the missing litres. Australian agtech company Farmbot has seen plenty of interest in its diesel level sensor since launching the product this year.

Labour shortages, more jobs than people, rapidly evolving technology and an extensive range of skills required mean the Australian agriculture sector is calling out for a new workforce of people that are not currently connected to our industry.

The sector's needs have changed and the demand on agriculture to produce more with less means we have to start speaking to a completely new audience - in addition to keeping the capable people who are already engaged and passionate about food and fibre.

Facing immense environmental pressures and soaring input costs, Australian farmers are increasingly looking to harness technology and innovation to help better manage resources and create more sustainable businesses.

Farmbot has created has diesel level monitor which helps farmers manage their fuel levels as well as alert them when tanks are being accessed.

Farmbot Managing Director Andrew Coppin admitted he wasn't aware of how bad some of the recent fuel thefts across country NSW were until recently.

An Australian business has developed new technology which could help farmers stop the theft of diesel on their properties.

Farmbot has created a diesel level monitor which helps farmers manage their fuel levels as well as alerts them when tanks are being accessed.

Farmbot is one Australian-based agtech company that provides a platform to help farmers be more sustainable, better manage their water resources, and make more informed business decisions.

Built on a best-in-breed combination of IoT sensors that deliver a series of insights on water consumption back to a SaaS platform on a farmer’s device.

The country's food producers are looking at automating a broad range of farm production to make better decisions on how they can produce more for the supply chain here and abroad.

Rachel Dunn of Farmbot was one of the exhibitors an Australian invention at the Big Tech, Big Ideas conference at Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.

Understanding the holistic role of agritech is vital for increasing adoption and ensuring a healthy return on investment for farmers.

Australian agritech leader and Founder of Farmbot, Andrew Coppin shares his tips on what producers should be asking before adopting technology.

Water monitoring specialist Farmbot has appointed Fabien Ruffin to the role of CTO.

"We are very excited about the appointment of Fabien as CTO at Farmbot," said Farmbot managing director Andrew Coppin. "The introduction of this role signifies a huge leap for Farmbot as we continue to scale for the future."

Peace of mind and time saved: they're the critical benefits of Farmbot's latest technological innovation for Australian farmers.

The Diesel Level Sensor gives users 24/7 visibility over their fuel reserves, allowing them to keep track of their diesel, know when fill or drain events occur and check levels.

AUSTRALIAN agritech scale-up Farmbot has donated $10,000 to Rural Aid, one of Australia’s largest rural charities, for victims of recent floods.

Farmbot said the funds will be used to help Rural Aid provide financial and empathetic assistance to rural communities impacted by natural disasters like this year’s catastrophic floods.

NSW grass-fed beef business Wilmot Cattle Company counts itself among the growing number of enterprises using data to drive on-farm decisions.

The latest step in Wilmot's data journey has been a trial of Farmbot's diesel level sensors. Wilmot general manager Stuart Austin said the sensors were helping him to make better informed decisions.

An expansion of water monitoring technology is tipped to save farmers time, and help them make more efficient diesel purchases as costs continue to rise.

Farmbot has expanded it’s current platform to allow users to set customised level alert triggers to track the time and volume of tank usage more accurately.

"Our product development is farmer-led. So, we are talking to our customers every day, finding out what they need from us and developing solutions accordingly."

A Sydney-based agritech company, that has a very high percentage of female staff, says the take-up of its water-level monitors is growing by leaps and bounds all over the country.

According to a recent survey of farmers across Australia, their two primary concerns are poor phone reception and a need to manually check water points.

The customer survey was one of the regular surveys conducted by Farmbot, a remote water monitoring solution provider, to gain feedback from the industry about what drives and challenges them daily.

Australian farmers may need a large dose of resilience to thrive as fire, floods and droughts affect farming operations to the point of despair in some cases.

But a growing cohort have a secret weapon in their back paddock — agricultural technology.

Known as agtech, its predicted to become the nation’s next $100 billion industry by 2030. The sector is a growing source of income and investment, and a crucial part of the economy.

"Water is the lifeblood of all agriculture."

That's the view of Australian Agritech Association chairman Andrew Coppin and it's a sentiment shared by many, if not all, farmers. As a result, Mr Coppin said it was not really a surprise that electronic rain gauges have become a popular product for farmers entering the agtech ecosystem.

Elizabeth Cameron’s passion for supporting the agriculture industry stemmed from growing up on a sheep station in southern NSW where she still remains highly involved. She has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree and experience within rural media as the former News Corp Agribusiness Head.

In a district where only 400 mm of rain falls annually, farmers keep a keen eye on the weather and appreciate that rainfall deficits are dangerous for stock. Hugh Cameron and his son, Ian, run an Angus beef and Merino sheep property near Jerilderie in the southern Riverina, and another property for cattle near Euroa.

The inaugural AgSmart Expo has kicked off in Tamworth, showcasing state-of the-art farming technology.

More than 100 exhibitors have descended on the city, travelling from all corners of the country.


REMOTE monitoring gear is booming in beef operations as producers chase the best investment opportunities for record cattle returns against a backdrop of severe labour shortages. Technologies like smart ear tags and wireless trough sensors, which replace labour-intensive jobs with equipment that doesn't require a massive initial or ongoing outlay, are being snapped up.

Each year, agricultural technology gets a little more sophisticated, more fit-for-purpose and more integrated into farm enterprises, and 2022 is shaping up to be a year of exponential growth for the sector as it looks to support the broader agriculture industry.

For the Costello family, there's always "three million jobs that need doing" to keep their beef enterprise running. Two years ago the group started down the path of installing Farmbot remote water monitoring systems on the four stations - Lilla Creek, Horseshoe Bend, Andado and New Crown.

For the Costello family, there's always "three million jobs that need doing" to keep their beef enterprise running. Like many producers they have explored ways to maximise efficiencies through the adoption of agtech. This journey has led to them installing remote water monitoring systems.

Mixing agriculture with STEM has set Simone Barakat up with an awesome career in agritech! STEM wasn’t really on Simone’s radar at school, but a passion for agriculture and environmental sustainability sparked her interest in science at uni.

​​Water used for agriculture accounts for around 70% of all freshwater withdrawals globally. One agritech company has set out to ensure every drop applied for farming is used efficiently and effectively. Australian agritech company Farmbot is helping farmers better manage water resources by leveraging technologies to provide targeted insights that support decision-making.

Australian agritech grows exponentially as farmers prepare for future climate volatility in Australia and abroad. Farmbot, a leading Australian agritech business, has now sold over 5,000 units, deploying to farms in every state and territory.

Agritech is all about finding high-tech solutions to revolutionise farming techniques to improve efficiency and outputs. One Australian company who is a leading the way in this field is Farmbot.

Australian agritech grows exponentially as farmers prepare for future climate volatility in Australia and abroad. Farmbot, a leading Australian agritech business, has now sold over 5,000 units, deploying to farms in every state and territory.

AUSTRALIAN agtech brand Farmbot has now sold more than 5000 water monitoring units, with the company saying the COP26 summit in Glasgow has boosted sales in recent weeks.

It’s been another bumper week in Australian funding, with ten startups announcing funding rounds ranging from $1 million to $25 million. Just weeks ago, we reported on an eight-day period that saw more than $1 billion invested into Australian startups.

FARMBOT Monitoring Solutions has secured $1 million of Telstra investment as part of a $2.7 million capital raising effort. Farmbot Monitoring Solutions produces a range of wired and wireless remote monitoring products using the internet of things, tailored to farming.

Telstra has backed a remote monitoring technology startup in a $2.7 million raise. The telco chipped in $1 million with Macdoch Ventures, Follow the Seed and three Farmbot Monitoring Solutions customers also funding the round.

TELSTRA has invested $1 million into well-known agtech brand Farmbot, leading a $2.7 million capital raising by the company. The telco has joined private investment firms Macdoch Ventures and Follow the Seed in the latest expansion for Farmbot, which sells remote water monitoring equipment.

Agritech start-up Farmbot has banked $2.7 million, including $1 million from Telstra, as it races to install thousands of water monitors in rural Australia and ramp up its global expansion plans ahead of a planned Series B raise.

NT and QLD producer Dan Lynch discovered that a couple of hours at the computer has saved him thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. All up, it has meant significant cost savings of around $36,000 a year.

Farmbot won the Sustainability, CleanTech, and AgTech category in the Technology Scale-Up Award. The win reflects the importance of technological innovation in the agricultural sector.

Farmbot has achieved a milestone in becoming the inaugural winner of the “Sustainability, CleanTech, AgTech” category at the Technology Scale-Up Awards.

AgTech Finder spoke to Farmbot’s Head of Sales and Business Development, Nick Bradley, to find out which questions farmers should ask agtech providers, and how to be confident you’re getting the right product to suit your needs.

Farmbot's paid internship program will give a final year university student the opportunity to embed themselves in the company to learn from all departments in the business, from research and development and production, to marketing.

Farmbot has developed a camera sensor that can physically see water infrastructure, gates, fences or other assets, and send important data to farmers in a cinch.

Andrew Coppin discusses the accelerated rate of technology adoption, and how the need for greater telemetry and data points, is required in a world where climate change and volatility is the new normal.

Technology designed to improve both productivity and profit on-farm will be a highlight of one of the livestock industry’s biggest events this week.

Farmbot launches a next-generation camera device at Beef 2021 which enables farmers to take images of their farm assets and view them in real-time, via two-way satellite connectivity.

In a first for the Australian agriculture sector, farmers will be able to physically control infrastructure and other assets remotely. This technology is a leap forward and will revolutionise the way farmers make business decisions, unlocking exponential productivity gains and boosting profitability for customers.

Losing a whole tank of water from cattle nudging the float off the trough was the final straw for Lake Grace farmer Karen Bairstow, Arizona Farms, which prompted her to invest in water monitoring technology.

Anna and Andrew Cochrane who manage Isis Downs Station for CPC, a 237K hectare property, provide a case study on how and why they invested in remote water monitoring.

2GB National Rural News covered Farmbot's Head of Sales Nick Bradley's conversation on satellites helping remotely monitor water supply.

Farmbot, a provider of remote monitoring technology for Australian agriculture, has released the Wireless Trough Sensor, a device which connects farmers to their water supply right up to the point of consumption.

CRAIG Brewin has managed Maranoa Downs at Stewart Range, near Naracoorte, for the past 16 years, where he runs Angus breeders and sometimes trade lambs.

The business also leases land near Rendelsham, which is about 100 kilometres south-west of Maranoa Downs.

The explosion in the use of low-orbit satellites and ground-based, internet-connected sensors, combined with powerful cloud-based analytics software has led Amazon to aggressively build a new space division.

Australian AgTech is being left behind in the global race to develop cutting-edge innovation. That's the blunt view of Andrew Coppin, chairman of the Australian Agritech Association and CEO of leading agtech company, Farmbot Monitoring Solutions.

Today’s release of The Weekly Times AgJournal with Farmbot Monitoring Solutions customer Luke Balkin, and Farmbot CEO Andrew Coppin. Challenging the thinking on the true value of employing AgTech around properties in Australia.

Water is a vital asset for aussie farmers. Every farmer typically starts their day thinking about the weather and the impact rain forecasts might have on their day, week, month...

Australia's place among the biggest global food producers could be to blame for its worrying lack of urgency and investment in agtech, says Farmbot managing director Andrew Coppin.

The latest in startup and tech news from Australia, featuring the world's leading investors and founders. This episode features Luke Campbell, Bede Moore, Beth Carey, Helen Shadforth, Heba Khamis and Andrew Coppin.

Bridge Hub is excited to announce the six startup finalists from the Bridge Hub 2020 Water Challenge Australian Startup Stream.

The manager of national ag-tech start-up Farmbot says the Federal Government’s $86 million investment into drought innovation is just the tip of the iceberg of what is needed to help technology start-ups prosper.

Farmbot is proud to be amongst the 19 finalists for the Australian Technologies Competition (ATC). All of 217 companies who entered should be proud to be part of Australia’s ecosystem of technology companies. We look forward to the National Finals and Awards in October.

BBC featured Farmbot on their Digital Planet podcast. Listen to the discussion on access to water and usage and how robotic devices and satellites are providing solutions.

THE federal government will spend $86 million establishing research hubs across the nation, focused on practical ways to build drought resilience.

The eight hubs will be based in regional areas that reflect the key agricultural and climatic zones across the country, and are part of the government's Future Drought Fund.

Water is a vital asset for Australian farmers. Every farmer typically starts their day thinking about the weather and the impact rain forecasts might have on their day, week, or year.

A new alliance is set to offer Australian farmers enhanced visibility, efficiency, and sustainability of their water supplies as Inmarsat, Farmbot Monitoring Solutions, and Pivotel, join an agreement.

Satellite-controlled pumps and machinery bring next-level monitoring of water supplies to rural farms across Australia

Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Farmbot Monitoring Solutions (Farmbot), a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the agricultural industry and Pivotel, an Australian provider of mobile satellite services.

THE limitations of remote farm control because of dicey or non-existent cellular phone signals look set to be rapidly overcome with a new deal announced between Farmbot and Inmarsat.

Inmarsat and Farmbot have entered into an agreement that will enable the agtech startup to deliver its water monitoring software-as-a-service solution to farmers located anywhere in Australia.

WHEN Don and Colleen Costello, managers of one of the largest Angus beef operations in Australia, send their bore runners out to check the waters, they are often faced with a 400km round trip.

Australian company Farmbot Monitoring Solutions helps farmers to manage their water system. Its precision technology can save farmers money and time.

Farmbot and Partners raise $20K for drought angels. Todd Donaldson Farmbot Business Development Manager presents the cheque to Drought Angels in Chinchilla QLD.

Elders Presents Nick Bradley Farmbot Business Development Manager

Farmbot Managing Director Andrew Coppin was a keynote speaker at AdvanceAg 2020. Discussing Water Management for livestock

The Land Newspaper spends time with Farmbot customer Jim Nivison, discussing how imperative it was "to monitor water levels," "during the worst of the drought".

EvokeAG hosts various start-ups and an array of promising technologies an exception being Farmbot.

ABC News Country Hour featuring Farmbot Monitoring Solutions Managing Director and Founder of the Australian Agritech

Stuart Austin, Manager of Wilmot Cattle Co, discusses four priorities post-fire devastation, and how Farmbot assisted during recovery efforts.

Farmbot Australia Pty Ltd (NSW) has been awarded a grant of $597,650 to broaden the application of its innovative water monitoring technology.

Farmbot has been awarded a grant to broaden the application of its innovative water monitoring technology that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of farmers around the globe.

Farmbot has released its next generation of water sensing technology, enabling its equipment to work better with other sensor technologies, such as moisture probes and geo-tags.

THERE are more sets of eyes watching water than ever and new tool has been released to help graziers monitor their supplies.

Meat and Livestock Australia’s annual Red Meat conference is underway in Tamworth. Despite the drought, business leaders say the industry is as strong as ever.

Satellite technology has been hailed as a critical water-monitoring tool to provide pastoralists with near real-time water level updates and ensure thirsty cattle remain hydrated.

The Australian New Zealand Leadership Council has just announced the formation of the Australia New Zealand Agritech Council. This is an exciting development for farmers and ag-tech companies alike, bringing together the best innovators and developers in the farming and technology space.

Farmbot launches next-generation water monitoring technology saving farmers time and money

Big data is driving on-farm productivity by taking information about pasture growth, rainfall and water use to help predict things like daily weight gain.

With water levels so low in Australia and a much drier new normal being set, it has never been more crucial for farmers to monitor water levels on their farms, and one Aussie invention has been developed to do just that...


Farmbots make life easier for Zane - Water is a vital commodity for Zane Day’s cattle enterprise at Wallareenya Station. Managing and sustaining water points across the 202,350ha lease had long proved time-consuming for the pastoralist...

A new device lets farmers monitor tanks from their smart phones

A growing number of farmers across the country are adopting new technology to monitor water to reduce wastage and improve the health and welfare for both animals and farmers.

Satellite Provider of the Year award went to Pivotel Satellite and Farmbot Australia for the Farmbot water-monitoring solutions incorporating Pivotel’s satellite technology.

Feed the Planet: Australia-Based Accelerator Drives Multi-Million Dollar Boost For Global Food and AgTech Startups

+22.7% CAGR of AI in Agriculture Market Analysis by Players like IBM, Microsoft Corporation,
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Telstra picks 10 Aussie startups to mentor through muru-D

SparkLabs’ Agtech Accelerator Cultiv8 Draws International First Cohort Seeking Second Growing Season in Australia

SparkLabs Cultiv8 food and agtech accelerator reveals first program cohort

Farmbot Pitch - Sparklabs Cultiv8 Demo Day 2018

Farmbot is an Australian AgTech company that puts the farmer first with simple to install and use, high impact sensors.

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