What Tech is in Ag? Technology is key in any venture and farming is no exception. Tractors and GPS are some well known agriculture technologies. But there are other technologies involved to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to everyone. From software to biotechnology, this #AgChat talks about the various technologies used in agriculture.
Complete Twitter conversation for AgChat on Technology in Ag.
- What technologies do you foresee coming to ag in future? (They may already exist or maybe not thought of yet)
- What's the biggest challenge to adopting new ag technology, besides money, on the farm?
- Are there any negative effects from technology adaptation? Social, Enviro or Economic?
- Let's talk biotechnology. Do you use it, believe in it or not? Why or why not (Let's keep it civil, this is just a convo)
- How do you balance tech advances and consumer wants?
- How do we sustainably feed 8 billion people by 2025? What tech do you see helping?
- What's best new #agtech being used in the US that could (or will) take off to help farmers in developing countries?
- Do you worry that emerging technologies like lab-grown meat could destroy farming as we know it in 40 years?
- How many use software/apps to analyze collected data, how many use excel and similar programs to do it themselves?
- Tech is not just for tractors & plants, what are some new tech in how we raise livestock?
- Tech in ag often leads people to think biotech, while it is much more. How can misconception be addressed?
- How do I explain biotech to CSA members? Some choose not to believe science and turn and run
- What type of precision data will you be using to inform your management program for the first time this season?
- Do you consider yourself an early adapter, late adapter or somewhere in between? How does it change your business?
- Finish this sentence: If I could design one piece of technology, it would do ____________.
- What's the one executable idea you'll be working on as a result of tonight's conversation.