Serendipity: The Future Dairy Farm and the Role that Precision Technology Might Play

When:      Wednesday April 1      10:00 to noon      (1 session)    

Where:      New Life Church, Lowe Street                                

Presenter:    Dr. James Hills

Dr James Hills is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultures Dairy Grains and Grazing Centre, where he is the Centre leader. He currently leads a team of researchers focusing on research in the areas of feedbase, animal nutrition, biophysical and farm-system modelling and precision agriculture and new technologies relevant to temperate pasture-based dairy systems. He has a particular interest in variability in farming systems and the use of technology for measuring and managing this variability to improve the efficiency and sustainability of production.

James joined the Dairy Centre at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture in 2012 as the research and development team leader.  James currently leads a number of projects assessing precision agriculture technologies and their relevance to pasture-based dairy systems.