Gunnedah farmers had the opportunity to test out new software from AgriWebb and Figured yesterday, when Forsyths hosted a free learning session at Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club.
The technology is designed to help farmers and other people working in the agricultural sector better operate their business.
AgriWebb's Will Bruce and Figured's Ed Wilson ran the session, explaining how the software could benefit attendees.
The session looked at making better decisions based upon data, improving productivity, saving time, and how to make on-farm accreditation and audit pressures easier.
Forsyth's marketing and communications manager Kimberley Squires said it was beneficial to older farmers as there was "so much technology coming in".
"To have a hands on demonstration it makes such a difference ... [it helps] more than having a read about it or having a look on their home computer," Ms Squires said.
Armidale accountant Andrew Kirk said technology such as this was needed "to be sustainable and environmentally savvy".
"Since the industrial revolution there's been no time of change like the one farmers face right now," Mr Kirk said.
"Changing industries means fluctuations to cash flow, a need to learn new methods and a renewed drive to revolutionise, rebuild and redefine the farm for future generations."