SPAA Annual General Meeting

Event Phone: 0437422000

AGM Notice 

Dear SPAA Member,

Notice is hereby given that the Financial Year ending June 2020 Annual General Meeting of SPAA Society of Precision Agriculture Australia Incorporated will be held on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 6.00pm AEST (4.00PM AWST, 5.30pm ACST)
Via Zoom video/ tele-conference.

New committee members will be elected at the AGM. Nominate for a committee role here


  1. Welcome address by SPAA committee and staff
  2. Key Note presentations – Professor Francesco Marinello  and Ms Emma Leonard
  3. AGM noting apologies and proxies. Can’t attend, the proxy form can be completed here.
  4. Minutes of previous SPAA AGM held 9th September 2019
  5. Business arising
  6. President’s Report – Frank D’Emden
  7. Treasurer’s Report – Chad Glover
  8. Special Business – constitution change to allow for teleconference/ videoconference as an option for staging AGM
  9. Election of Office Bearers and Committee
    • Treasurer
    • General committee  members
    • Non-voting Secretary
  10. Appointment of Public Officer
  11. Appointment of Auditor
  12. General Business
  13. Close by President Mr Frank D’Emden

Key Note Presentations

Introducing Professor Francesco Marinello from Padova University in Italy.

Francesco Marinello is a researcher in biosystems engineering at the University of Padova (Italy), researcher in the field of Agricultural Engineering and professor on Agricultural Mechanics, Applied Statistics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture. His research activities include:

– development and testing of new sensors monitoring soil, plants and machines and enhancement of precision agricultural practices

– study, modeling and testing of agricultural tools and machines

– agricultural practices impact on environment.

Francesco Marinello is author or co-author of 4 patents and more than 120 papers indexed by Scopus and published in journals or presented at national and international conferences. Additionally he is or has been:

  • editor of a book and two special issues
  • in the scientific committee of several international conferences

He will speak to us on the topic of Precision agriculture and digital technologies: an international perspective for a global roadmap.

Following Francesco, former Precision Ag News editor and PhD candidate Ms Emma Leonard will share her current project findings on Tools to help your business transition from PA to DA.

Zoom Instructions

Zoom meeting rules:

  • Please enter your full name for attendance reporting.
  • Please keep your connection muted.
  • You are welcomed to keep your camera turned on.
  • Please use the chat function to ask any questions throughout the meeting.
  • Please use the reactions (thumbs up/ thumbs down) during business items that require voting.

Nicole will be available on mobile during the meeting to assist, and can be texted on 0437 422 000.

Registration and proxy forms available here

  • AGM
    June 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mildura, Victoria, 3500, Australia

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