Agronomist, Indicated Technology
Tom Forrest CF - 2018 Churchill Fellow - is an Australian certified horticulturalist/agronomist working in the protected cropping industry. Consulting to multiple groups including ASX public cannabis companies, universities and private businesses; Tom has helped instigate and guide multiple medical cannabis projects in Australia and New Zealand.
Tom co-founded Indicated Technology which also provides agricultural equipment procurement services to licensed cultivators throughout Asia-pacific and multiple LPs in Canada.
Recently Tom has been speaking at pharmaceutical events, universities and worldwide conferences to share the findings of his Churchill Fellowship and provide a global overview of cannabis agronomy.
“I was fortunate to visit 8 countries, 28 cities and around 50 cannabis cultivation sites between April and August 2019. This included visits to hi-tech sealed environment glasshouses, ‘pharma’ grade indoor facilities, traditional glasshouses, organic and outdoor broad-acre cannabis cultivation sites. The purpose of this trip was to learn from existing worldwide approaches to cannabis agronomy, and share this knowledge to help our local industry grow successfully."
In this presentation, Tom will discuss cannabis agronomy, legal status in Australia and worldwide, medical cannabis and cannabinoid potential, alongside a screening of Tom’s fellowship film (17 mins) showing inside cannabis cultivation facilities and research centres worldwide.