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Tech Tip: Start With a Clean Slate

If you’ve got extra data or old data on cards, there’s nothing worse than getting three fourths of the way through the next season and your card is full.

“To start the new growing season, make sure you have taken last year’s data off of cards and saved it,” says Joel Wipperfurth, director of e-business for WinField United.

There are a number of ways farmers can back up their data. One option is to store it on a memory card or thumb drive and then place it in a fireproof safe. Another option, notes Wipperfurth, is to consider a cloud-based solution.

“Climate allows you to upload data into its data inbox. WinField United retailers are using the data silo to be able to upload data off of your card so you can store the relevant information and continue to track that history in the cloud,” he says.

Whether you choose to store your data on-site or in the cloud, Wipperfurth emphasizes that no solution is perfectly secure.

“Both have their perils, but ultimately, the cloud-based storage solutions are actively monitored for security, and your data is accessible,” he says.

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