THE CLOUDFARMING STORY
CloudFarming has grown from extensive experience in the horticulture industry, including farm ownership and management, study of best-practice farming throughout the world, a passion for innovation and continuous improvement, and a drive to lead and revolutionise the agriculture industry.
CloudFarming takes research from vegetable farmers in a range of developed, developing and third world economies, and integrates this knowledge with technology to produce innovative and sustainable farming solutions.
CloudFarming is actively working on building integrated hardware/software solutions to assist with picking and management of a wide range of horticultural crops. Labour management is critical for all farms, regardless of the crop or the country, and is a central focus for all CloudFarming solutions.
All CloudFarming products have been developed on working farms and closely refined with industry to ensure optimal outcomes.
Head of Industry and Strategy
James is a fourth generation food-producer hailing from Tasmania, where he grew up on a mixed cropping farm. James graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and has dedicated his career to agriculture. In 2015, James was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship and has represented his industry as Vice President of the Victorian Farmers’ Federation Horticultural group, President of the Australian Asparagus Council, and as a Committee Member for the Victorian Young Farmer Ministerial Advisory Committee. James owns and operates an asparagus farm in Victoria.
MEET THE TEAM
Head of Innovation and Analytics
Larson grew up on a small cattle farm on Phillip Island before moving to Melbourne to complete a combined Law/Science degree at the University of Melbourne. After working as a lawyer for five years, he went back to university to study Psychology, ultimately receiving an Australian Postgraduate Award and commencing a PhD. During his postgraduate studies, Larson developed a keen interest in data science, and has since worked as a consultant in the field and as a full-time data analyst for the Victorian Human Rights Commission. Larson aims to help CloudFarming develop software solutions that make farms safer, fairer, and more productive for both workers and management.
CloudFarming employs a number of engineers and technical staff to assist with the design, manufacturing and testing of solutions, and we are looking to grow our talented team. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team.
Head of Engineering
Simon grew up on a cattle farm in Warrnambool, Western Victoria, and maintains a keen interest in his family’s farm. Simon graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and later completed a Masters of Project and Business Management. Simon is an experienced engineer and project manager, with a career spanning design, construction, planning, policy, strategy and governance. Simon has led technical teams to deliver complex projects in the private and public sectors. Simon aims to ensure CloudFarming's innovative solutions are efficiently developed and delivered to achieve industry requirements and drive best practice for horticulture.