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Luke Chaplain

Luke Chaplain

Grazier and Founder, SkyKelpie

Panel | Accessibility in Agriculture - A Key Driver for Productivity, Safety, Sustainability & Inclusion

Adapting in agriculture

This discussion will address:

  • drivers of diversity and inclusion
  • programs or strategies to drive greater cultural awareness/safety in agricultural workplaces
  • how product design or agtech developments are enabling greater accessibility/adaption and safety in agriculture
  • biggest challenges around misconceptions, policies or resources available for employing people with disability or building disability confidence in regional/agricultural areas
  • ageing workforce and technology advancements  
  • roles and nature of work in agriculture 
  • working within and beyond the farm gate

About Luke:
Luke is a fourth generation grazier from North West Queensland. He studied Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham College and in 2022 was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship. Luke founded SkyKelpie in 2022 to complete groundbreaking drone mustering trials with support from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), which validated the numerous benefits of drone use in mustering.

Luke is now recognised as one of the leading experts in drone mustering and aerial stockmanship. His vision is to give livestock handlers the necessary tools they need to unlock the powerful benefits drones have to offer.

Luke and his sister Madeleine created a film production company in 2022, Quamby Studios. Their debut short film, The Bank Manager, is currently showing at domestic and international film festivals. Quamby Studios were 2022 AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes finalists.

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