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Wimmera Southern Mallee Development is working to support a sustainable agricultural industry with the adoption of leading-edge technology and adaption to climate variability. We also advocate for the development of local industry, facilities and educational opportunities.

Longerong DATA Farm

The Longerenong DATA Farm is the farm of the future. The DATA Farm showcases the latest digital agriculture technologies, with financial support from the Victorian Government. It will promote and encourage farmers, students and industry to engage with digital agriculture to enhance on-farm decision making.


Horsham SmartFarm

The Horsham SmartFarm, based at the Grains Innovation Park and a 600-hectare research farm, is using and demonstrating innovative, cutting-edge digital technology to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of grain growers.

Indigenous Agriculture

In partnership with the Barenji Gadjin Land Council, WSMD is working to develop Indigenous agriculture on a commercial scale.


National Agricultural Workforce Strategy

In 2020, WSMD responded to the draft Australian Government National Agricultural Workforce Strategy.
The Strategy confirms that Australian agriculture is a complex and sophisticated system. Its performance relies heavily on the quality of its people.