SMART Farm Innovation Centre
The University of New England has a long record of effective, high impact and world-class education in science as well as environmental, agronomic and animal sciences.
The SMART Farm Innovation Centre (SFIC), located in the middle of the university's 2,900 ha Sustainable Manageable Accessible Rural Technologies (SMART) Farm, serves as a research, education and outreach facility not only for the SMART Farm itself but for UNE-led global advances in agriculture research and development. Hosting the university's Precision Agriculture Research Group, the SFIC includes a farm 'Command Centre', visitor and teaching space with a 52 seat seminar room and offices. Enhanced ICT and AV infrastructure and technologies give students and visiting researchers access to, as well as hands-on experience with, modern technologies that aim to revolutionise the way farms are managed.
Following the completion of the building in March 2015, the $2 million SFIC was officially opened by Federal Agriculture Minister Hon. Barnaby Joyce.
The SFIC is located in the heart of the university's 2,900 ha SMART Farm