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The Yield Story

“The world needs 60 per cent more food by 2050. We want to help meet this challenge without compromising the future.”
- Ros Harvey, Founder & Managing Director

The Yield Story

The Yield is an Australian-grown AgTech company. We’re on a mission to transform food and farming practices by building safe, scalable digital technology. 

We work closely with growers to design our products because we’re committed to solving real challenges – at farm level and throughout the food chain.

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No one knows the land better than growers. We want to help them make faster, more informed decisions that impact yield and reduce their risks. We do this by providing an integrated set of products that sense, analyse and predict on-farm growing conditions, and then deliver information in a usable format.

The Yield technology combines hardware, data analytics and user-friendly apps. Our solutions can be applied across the food chain to help increase yield, reduce waste, mitigate the risk and cost associated with bad weather, and aid environmental sustainability.

The world needs to produce 60 per cent more food by 2050 to feed the planet. This is happening during a time of unprecedented resource constraints and climate change. Our vision is to help meet this challenge without compromising the future.

It’s this challenge that brings us together. The Yield has a highly-focused team combining leading engineers, data scientists, agriculturists and technologists. We have a deep commitment to open innovation, collaboration and diversity. 

Australian Company,
Global Business

There’s no better place for AgTech innovation than the diverse microclimates of Australia. With one of the most open and challenging agricultural industries in the world, our growers must innovate to remain competitive. 

We are developing our solutions in Australia, before expanding globally. To help us bring The Yield technology to more farms, in more countries, we work with some global giants including Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder. 

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Awards + Accolades

Our Leaders

Ros Harvey

Founder & Managing Director

Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the field of technology – particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design. Ros is committed to creating public good through the innovative use of technology, which is reflected throughout her career. 

After founding The Yield in 2014, Ros now leads an experienced team which brings together leading engineers, data scientists, agriculturists and technologists. Each of these skills work together to ensure our solutions offer real outcomes for growers and industry. Ros is passionate about technology playing a role in the sustainable governance of the planet, and is a sought-after speaker on AgTech, IoT, converting data to knowledge and the future of food. 

Ros founded the globally-recognised Better Work program, and co-founded the Food Agility Consortium and the Knowledge Economy Institute with Dr Michael Briers. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the QUT Institute for Future Environments in Intellisensing.

Felicity Turner

GM – Sales & Marketing

With an entrepreneurial background, Felicity thrives on taking technology businesses from concept to execution. Responsible for accelerating commercialisation of The Yield’s Aquaculture and Agriculture solutions, Felicity was previously a Senior Azure Specialist at Microsoft. 

Donna Forlin

GM – PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Donna is an experienced business and technology manager, responsible for translating our product vision into scalable software and hardware solutions. Donna leads a talented team who excel at engineering, product development & data science, and aim to create robust solutions that solve problems for growers.

Ian Scutt

Board Member, chief executive - serve-ag

Ian has been CEO & Director of Serve-Ag, one of Australia’s leading agronomy firms, since 2008. He has been a Board member of AgLink since 2010 and is a member of The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, The Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants and Australia Institute of Company Directors.

Gavin Smith

Board Member, president - bosch australia

Gavin has been the President of Bosch Australia since 2011. He is the current Chair of IoT Alliance Australia and the Security of Networked Systems Working Group, under the Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce. In addition, Gavin is a Non Executive Director of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry & Commerce.

Dr Mike Briers AO

Board Member, ceo - Food agility crc

Mike Briers is Australia’s first appointed Industry Professor of the Internet of Things at UTS (Sydney). He leads the Knowledge Economy Institute, which he co-founded with Ros Harvey, and is CEO of the Food Agility Cooperative. Mike also founded SIRCA - one of the world’s pre-eminent financial and e-research infrastructure providers.

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