The table is set for farmers

Connected: Tom Heggaton, General Manager of Pastoral Operations for Argyle Prestige Meats, Galong. Photo: Rachael Lenehan Photography.
Connected: Tom Heggaton, General Manager of Pastoral Operations for Argyle Prestige Meats, Galong. Photo: Rachael Lenehan Photography.

A one-stop online solution for the Australian agricultural industry was launched last Wednesday.

The Farm Table links farmers, students and the agri-service sector to the latest knowledge, services and products and to each other.

During the online launch, farmers joined live with an industry panel who shared their views on what the best producers are doing on farm, and shed light on future farming risks and how to turn them into opportunities.

Speakers included central west grazier and 2014 National RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year Pip Job, Chair of Future Farmers Network Dan Korff, Joe Dennis from nbn and John Harvey, AgriFutures Australia.

Farm manager Tom Heggaton, Galong, near Young said the future of farming relies on farmers harnessing technological influence.

“The ability to have a one- stop central site that previews and accumulates similar groups of data and information is hugely beneficial and makes my life easier,” he said.

Farm Table founder and young Riverina farmer, Airlie Trescowthick created the service so that farmers could access the best and most relevant information for their farming business, without any cost to them or huge investment of their time.

Mr Korff said “the Farm Table is the perfect platform to reach farmers from the far corners of the country and connect them in a way that they can interact organically.”

Ms Job said the Farm Table is filling a gap in the market place and will be a consolidated platform providing agricultural information in a dynamic and innovative way.

“The Farm Table team have developed something very new age; it’s exciting,” she said.