Wagga to be host for Australia's first agricultural hack-a-thon (The Daily Advertiser)

It’s a collision of tech and ag to solve challenges in the farming industry.

And the brains behind the hugely successful inaugural Regional Pitchfest earlier this year will be pulling the strings for  Australia’s first agricultural hack-a-thon, to be held on Friday to Sunday, September 16 to 18.

Agrihack founder Dianna Somerville said a hack-a-thon is “a collision of minds to create a solution of problems within a short time”.

The focus of the event will be grains and will be held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga. Friday is a children’s based day, with the Saturday and Sunday both a grain tech hack and a social hack on women’s mental health.

The groups participating will present solutions on the Sunday from 2pm at CSU’s Wal Fife building.

CSU executive dean of science Tim Wess said the university was part of the solution into the future.

Head of school, agricultural and wine sciences, David Falepau, said the event was about helping build pipelines for the next generation of farmers. To register, go to agrihack.com.au. The event is supported by The Land.

Read the original article in The Daily Advertiser here.

Cristy Houghton