App finds a mate in technology

Four Mildura locals will take their innovative idea to Silicon Valley later this year after winning La Trobe University’s Hackathon.

Mother daughter duo, Julia Payne and Louise Ackland, hope to gain some technical knowledge for their idea – a platform they’re naming “Farm Mate”. 

The Hacker Exchange co-founder Jeanette Cheah (front) with winning participants Louise Ackland, Julia Payne, Abraham Cronje and Richard Rydberg.

The Hacker Exchange co-founder Jeanette Cheah (front) with winning participants Louise Ackland, Julia Payne, Abraham Cronje and Richard Rydberg.

Farm Mate is a one-stop shop for all resources and programs to help farmers prioritise and save money.

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