There is a very large mainstream interest in food and how it is produced. As a result, agriuculture practices have never been under so much scrutiny and inspection from the general public. Studies show that farming is a very trusted profession by the masses but there are still some highly critical opponents. In many ways agriculture is battling the perception of farming and ranching as a “back 40” sort of occupation. We have all seen the farmer portrayed in movies and TV with denim bib coveralls, a straw hat, and a few teeth missing. Farming is one of the most technologically advanced professions in the world and as an industry we need to communicate that more effectively. Famers use satellite imagery, blackberries, auto steer, and facilitate the use of genomic research.
Many situations have two scenarios: one where a problem is looking for a technology, or the other where technology exists and is looking for a problem to solve. In the case of farming, often it's the problem that comes first, but when it comes to autonomy, the technology has been leaps and bounds ahead of…Read more »