Victoria's On-Farm Internet of things Trial
What is the VIC On-Farm Internet of Things trial?
The Victoria On-Farm Internet of Things Trial is a government initiative to increase adoption of digital agriculture practises across regional Victoria. Round 1 of the trial ran earlier in 2019-2020 and enrolled 92 farms. Round 2 of the trial is non-competitive and is open to up to 500 farmers, applications will be assessed on a first in, best dressed basis.
Round 2 of the Internet of Things Trial is now live, and open to applicants across 5 areas:
- Wellington Shire
- Buloke Shire
- Loddon Shire
- City of Greater Shepparton
- Moira Shire
To be eligible, farms must be a commercial property that is either a: Dairy Cattle Farm, Horticulture Farm, Broadacre Cropping or Sheep Farm in one of the above regions. For full eligibility criteria please read through the applicant guidelines.
How does the VIC IoT Trial Work?
For Round 2 of the trial, Farmers from accepted regions can apply for a grant and if successful, will be awarded funding towards the purchase of Apps and Devices available through the trial. The total grant amount offered will depend on the mix of Apps & Devices included in the application. The maximum grant amount that will be awarded to any one eligible farm business is $25,000 (excluding GST). Farmers applying for the grant agree to make a minimum monetary contribution of $1 for every $2 grant funding offered.
Only one grant per eligible farm business may be awarded under the On-Farm IoT Trial and farms that were awarded a grant in round 1 of the trial will not be eligible for funding in round 2. However, applicants with more than one eligible farm business (operating under separate ABNs) may be eligible to apply for more than one grant at the discretion of Agriculture Victoria.
Steps to apply are listed below:
- Read the Applicant Guidelines available and read through the example application responses.
- Speak to the approved suppliers about their available products for Round 2 - details for suppliers can be found here. Be sure to reach out directly as many suppliers have widened their available product range for the second round. For an example, please view the Incyt by LX catalogue at the link below.
- Start your online application for grant funding.
The deadline for applications has been updated to February 26, 2021.
How can I order Incyt by LX Products through the VIC IoT Trial
Applicants from Round 2 are encouraged to reach out to the approved suppliers from the catalogue for further information and to request quotes for equipment.
If you'd like more information on Incyt by LX products available in the trial, help with your on farm plan or a quote, please contact our Trial Representative Simon Ward at the details below.
Mobile: +61 490 384 103
Some of our Solutions:
Click the images below to see more about just some of the solutions from LX Incyt that are available through the grant program. Or head to the Vic IoT Brochure link to see the full selection available.
About Incyt by LX
Our product range has been designed to provide an ecosystem of reporting devices to cover all assets of farm operation - essentially giving you your entire farm in your pocket.
Backed by the knowledge and experience of our award winning product development team, the LX products were recently chosen by the Longerenong Agricultural College for their DATA Farm Project. The project is part of the wider AGTIDE initiative by the Victorian Government. Over 250 LX devices installed across a working farm to provide a best in class learning environment and reporting for IoT applications in digital agriculture. Learn more about the project here.