Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced a three-year extension of its sponsorship of the Ottawa Smart Farm.
The partnership with Area X.O, the research and development complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity and home of the Ottawa Smart Farm, is designed to accelerate agri-tech innovation, adoption, and impact on farmers, Canada’s agricultural sector, and economy.
This three-year extension builds on the last four years of collaboration. The focus will be to:
- Strengthen the capabilities of the re-branded Ottawa Smart Farm powered by AgExpert
- Enable more agtech innovators, companies and producers to leverage these resources to accelerate their R&D and business growth and drive the adoption of new solutions
- Inspire, excite and foster the next generation of agtech talent and producers
- Catalyze even greater regional and national innovation collaboration, exchange of knowledge and best management practices among researchers, companies, producers, and other smart farms across Canada
This will help drive the development, commercialization and application of new agricultural technologies that can help increase the productivity, profitability and long-term sustainability of producers and fuel the competitiveness of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector, says FCC.
Area X.O is one of four smart farms FCC is bringing together and supporting across the country, including locations in Alberta and Manitoba.