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Adopting technology: How women play a critical role in agriculture

13 May 2021 | 7:00pm (AEST)

Adopting technology: How women play a critical role in agriculture

Farming is ‘man’s work’ – or is it? The Internet of Things (IoT) is heralding a much-anticipated era of agriculture where adopting ag-tech will be critical to creating agricultural management efficiencies. With increasing demands for Australian beef and a shortage of rural workers, farmers are turning to on-farm technology to help manage livestock, crops and horticulture to boost productivity. While both men and women farm, it is women who are driving the technology from the farmhouse to the paddock, meaning women are playing a larger role in decision making in agri-business. As empowering as this shift in leadership is, the battle for equality is far from won. While men are adopting technology faster than ever before, women are primarily responsible for the purchase, installation and maintenance of adopted technologies, creating more responsibility for farming women.

Gain a fresh perspective with JCU’s Dr Rachel Hay into how Australian women are pivoting to embrace tech-based beef production practices. In this webinar, you’ll explore the engagement of women and technology in agriculture, especially the importance of rural women’s roles in managing technology and the valuable skills they bring to decision-making in management and leadership.

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Previous webinars

Wednesday 12 August  | 7pm (AEST)

Ep 2 - Conversations with Alumni Series: Bridging Rising Global Inequalities

Throughout this webinar our panellists will examine the current state of the world through the lens of the concerning trend of rising inequalities between nations and between individuals across practically every aspect of human development.

Featured Panellists:
  • Professor Sandra Harding AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, James Cook University
  • Professor David Hulme OBE, Professor of Development Studies, Global Development Institute
  • Dr Rose Evaster-Aderolili, Former Chief of Social Development Program, UNECA
  • Jack Growden, JCU Alumni Relations

Developing resilient tourism post COVID-19

Tourism plays an important part in the Queensland economy. As we look to the future, how can we make travel more resilient?

Join JCU Tourism experts Dr Laurie Murphy and Dr Denis Tolkach to discuss how we can develop a resilient tourism sector. Discover how we can contribute to community wellbeing and address current challenges while maintaining a long-term outlook. Topics will also include the responsible use and conservation of resources and how to build capacity to adapt to change.

Featured Panellist:
  • Dr Denis Tolkach, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management, James Cook University.
  • Dr Laurie Murphy, Associate Professor, Discipline of Tourism, Event and Sport Management, James Cook University.
Wednesday 8 July  | 7pm (AEST)

Ep 1 - Conversations with Alumni Series: Leadership, Diplomacy and Compassion in a Restless World

Throughout this half-hour session, we will be exploring the current state of the world and how leadership, diplomacy and compassion will be vital in emerging from the difficult times we find ourselves in at present. Responses to COVID-19, rising geopolitical tensions and social unrest have differed immensely and during this session, our alumni panel will discuss examples of both sound and substandard leadership during recent crises.

Featured Panellists:
  • Bill Tweddell, Chancellor, James Cook University
  • Julie-Ann Guivarra, Ambassador for Gender Equality at Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Winsome Denyer, Producer & Researcher at ABC, Australian Story
  • Jack Growden, JCU Alumni Relations

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