- Charles Sturt’s AgriPark in Wagga Wagga signs on four new partners
The future of Charles Sturt University’s AgriPark in Wagga Wagga is looking secure with the signing of four new partnerships.
The Agrisciences Research and Business Park (AgriPark) in Wagga Wagga was recently joined by Hutcheon & Pearce TECSight team, Eurofins Agroscience Services Pty Ltd, Hort Innovation, and Regional Investment Corporation.
AgriPark’s Chief Strategy Officer Dr Matt Cahill (pictured, inset) said these new partners are welcome additions to the existing organisations that have joined the precinct.
“The level of interest in the AgriPark from a range of enterprises confirms the demand for the place and the facilities to conduct research, collaborate and build regional economies is stronger than ever,” he said.
“We’re delighted to welcome our new partners and can already see opportunity for collaboration and engagement with existing AgriPark organisations.”
TECSight is a department at Hutcheon & Pearce that delivers over-the-phone support of John Deere Precision Ag products and technology.
Hutcheon & Pearce are a well-known family firm based in Wagga Wagga with strengths in precision agriculture and field operations that complements the AgriPark vision.
Sales Operations Manager for Hutcheon & Pearce Mr Andrew Watt said the partnership with AgriPark will allow for innovative thinking and collaboration.
“Access to new ideas, innovative thinking and collaboration with others in the industry are only some of the benefits we see from this partnership with the Charles Sturt University AgriPark,” he said.
“We are also fortunate to be so close to the cutting edge of large-scale precision agriculture technologies with real-world examples of their use.
“This allows us to bring a commercial industry perspective to the table to benefit research efforts and a two-way street to fast track proof of concepts for AgriPark partners and the University.”
Eurofins Agroscience Services has more than 30 years’ experience as a contract research organisation offering technical knowledge and regulatory support to agrochemical manufacturers and the seed industry.
Eurofins Business Unit Manager Mr Mike Cave said the Riverina is the ideal location for organisations, such as Eurofins, to do business.
”The AgriPark provides linkages with industry, government and research organisations all within the campus at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga,” he said.
“We have already established strong relationships with other AgriPark partners and are looking at opportunities where we can contribute to new or existing initiatives.”
Hort Innovation invests horticulture levies and Australian government contributions into initiatives to help the industry’s productivity and profit.
Regional Investment Corporation is a federal government agency responsible for the offering and administration of farm investment and drought loans to businesses.