The farm office is changing. Gone are the big oak desk and file cabinets. Now, you can do the same work from the seat of your pickup, tractor, or combine with a smartphone that fits in your shirt pocket.
Netbooks weigh about two pounds and get wireless Internet. They have no CD drive, relying on Web downloads for new software. USB ports allow you to put data on flash drives. Screens are about 10 inches, and keyboards are nearly as big as a normal laptop. M
A recent Agriculture Online survey showed that 14% of farmers already own an on-farm weather station and that another 25% say they would like to buy one in the next five years. That means you could see this equipment on more than a third of U.S. commercial
We invite you to take a tour of some of the new interactive features available on Agriculture Online that can help you better manage your farm -- and enjoy farming more -- this holiday season and into the New Year.
It took a few years of gathering information and studying, but brothers Kent and Eric Haring this fall reaped the rewards they sowed last spring when they implemented new tools in planting their corn crop.
Recent economic analyses indicate that GPS-based machinery can be a serious farm cost-cutter. It may not be cheap, but the technology in some cases can pay for itself with a single crop, according to a university report.