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Setting Up Your Own Wireless Network By: 08/08/2014 @ 11:00am

If the two-way radio was all you ever needed for farm communication, then it may be time to think about setting up a wireless equivalent – with a sensor at the other…

In-Season Tech Tools By: 05/01/2014 @ 1:25pm

After the planters are parked back in the shed and the chains are oiled, corn and soybean growers can start to monitor key growing season benchmarks.  Online…

Sifting Through Big Ag Data By: 03/13/2015 @ 11:32am

DATA: Part 1 of 2   This story is the first of a two-part series on how you create and manage your data. In Part…

Investing in Tools or Labor? By: 08/15/2014 @ 11:23am

A welder is one of those tools that’s definitely advantageous to have on the farm, but is it worth the investment compared with hiring someone to weld for you? Farmers for the Future (FFTF) member Aaron…

Communication Technologies By: 07/01/2014 @ 9:20am

Remember a time before the Internet?  Before smartphones, smart buildings, smart cars, and smart TVs? To say that this time was completely different is both a silly overstatement and a gross…

Wearable Tech Lends An Extra Hand By: 05/29/2014 @ 11:20am

Sometimes we need an extra hand (or two) out on the farm or in the field. Dealing with clients or trying to fix a mechanical issue on the phone takes away yet another limb. In the next few years, this will no…

Apply N & Water Cost-Effectively With Micro-Climate Network By: 05/29/2014 @ 10:11am

Farmers don’t want to waste any inputs whether it’s water, nitrogen, or other nutrients, and we all know how much a field can vary from acre to acre. How do you determine how much water or N to apply to…

8 Twitter Agvocates By: 05/19/2014 @ 4:01pm

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has been used to break news, spur revolutions, entertain, and educate. For farmers and the agriculture community, it’s a great resource for market reports, crop news…

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