Charles Sturt University
Director, Global Digital Farm
Jon grew up on a family farm on the Liverpool Plains in Northern NSW attending Farrer Ag High before completing an agricultural science degree at Charles Sturt University in the mid 1980s.
Following a few years in corporate farming he returned to Charles Sturt University’s Farrer Centre where, in the 1990s along with only handful of colleagues around Australia, he was at the forefront of the development of precision agriculture (PA). His early foundational work included the application of yield mapping, EM38 and airborne remote sensing to crop management.
In 2000 he established a spatial data consultancy and during its 19 years of operation (and 2,500 projects) across Australia and internationally, provided services to family and corporate farms, industry, research organisations and government agencies.