Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA)

Description

SPAA is a non-profit and independent membership based group formed in 2002 to promote the development and adoption of precision agriculture (PA) technologies. The association aims to be the leading advocate for PA in Australia and through this role improve the profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems via the adoption of PA. SPAA has an Australia-wide focus and this is achieved by partnering with our organisations and becoming part of national and industry alliances.

Current Activities

  • PA Expos and Forum
  • PA Symposium
  • Precision Ag News (Australia’s only PA magazine produced 3x/year)
  • SPAA enewsletters (produced 6x/year)
  • Workshops
  • Website (Lists all current project activities)
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)
  • Trials and demonstrations

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Celebrated 10 years
  • Produced Australia’s only PA magazine
  • Maintain membership
  • Hosted PA symposium in Perth 2013
  • Hosted PA Expo in Moora 2014, Three Springs 2015
  • Strong partnerships with PA stakeholders
  • Managed GRDC PA in Practice Southern region project
  • Production of PA in Practice vol 1 (available FOC online) and 2 publications – filled with technical guides, economics and farmer case studies
  • Production of PA in Practice vol 2 (available FOC online) – filled with technical guides, economics and farmer case studies. This product has become the student text resource at the University of New England (NSW) for those studying PA at university
  • Runner up Ag Ex Sustainable Farming Group Award at AgEx Alliance Awards

Sponsors

John Deere, Case IH, GrainGrowers Ltd, Topcon, Manutec, FarmscanAg

Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA)

Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Committee

Chair: Robin Schaefer
M: 0417 877 578
E: rsc10092@bigpond.net.au

Vice Chair: Jessica Koch
M: 0407 986 557
E: jkoch@pringlesagplus.com.au

Contact: Nicole Dimos
T: 0437 422 000
E: nicole@spaa.com.au
A: PO Box 3490 Mildura VIC 3502

Number of Members

300

Shires Covered

National focus farming systems group