Minister visits the College

Minister visits the College

Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan visited the College just before the holidays for an exciting announcement in which Cunderdin was declared as one of the successful recipients of the Internet of Things DecisionAg grant.

The College was one of only five secondary institutions to receive funding to enable the College to expose students to new and emerging technologies which will greatly enhance their learning program. The College received $35,000 towards the development of apps and devices for on farm data management.

Students will get first hand experience using remote sensors to monitor and collect real time weather, water tank levels, silo levels, phosphine monitoring and soil moisture information. The information gathered from the network will be used within the classroom and applied to the Plant Production Systems and Maths curriculums.

College staff will work with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Stratus Imaging to develop the new technology. Once established the College will be an information sharing hub and demonstration site for local landcare and grower groups and farmers in the surrounding areas.