Weather and climate
(CB Alexander Campus)
Tocal Agricultural Centre
Paterson NSW 2421
Ph: 1800 025 520
Tocal is a 2200 hectare farm located in the lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia. The property contains a range of natural ecosystems, from rainforest remnants and wetlands to dry sclerophyll forests. The main farm enterprises are beef cattle, dairying, horse breeding, and free range egg production, with a small demonstration sheep flock and some cropping.
This virtual farm has several components that can be accessed sequentially – building a picture of the property and its management and considering how spatial data is used to inform farm management – or randomly – dipping into sections that support your current needs whether that is in education, research or other disciplines.
ESRI Story maps
View the Tocal property's physical attributes and management practices. Story maps currently available:
Resources for schools
Current production data is available as an iBook through iTunes (highly functional though only available on Apple devices) and a PDF file PDF, 8757.55 KB (with links to images and videos viewable on any device with Adobe Acrobat reader).
Spatial data sets
Download the spatial data for the property and view on a range of platforms including the free Explorer for ArcGIS or similar platforms. (Coming in February!)
Coming soon - Farm mapping tool
Designed for Tocal students this tool allows students to create maps and either export or print them.
The e-farm is an ongoing project and we are adding and updating information regularly. Bookmark this page so you can come back and see it's development!