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Victoria opens interest in AU$12 million IoT agriculture test

July 08, 2019 / Chris Duckett

Victorian farmers interested in grabbing some Internet of Things (IoT) technology to help run their land have until 2 August to claim a grant.The government said on Friday that over the next two years, Agriculture Victoria would partner with "hundreds of farms" across four regions and sectors: Dairy in Maffra, grains in Birchip, sheep in Serpentine, and horticulture in Tatura.As part of the AU$12 million program, farms are able to land AU$30,000 to cover two-thirds of the cost of purchasing IoT equipment from a list put together by the state government."We've been working with Victorian farmers to understand how digital technology can revolutionise their businesses -- and we're excited to invite farmers to trial new Internet of Things tech on their own farms," Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes said.