Farmer Seeks Technology to Optimize Field Operations
Many people are excited about agricultural technology, from investors to entrepreneurs to politicians. But the person who really matters when it comes to agtech adoption is the farmer. What does the farmer want? For farmer Landon Friesen, he is always looking to improve the efficiency of his time, equipment, and money.
Friesen… “I would love to pull into a field someday. And my GPS monitor will automatically know that the perimeter of the field from obviously a preloaded, you know, file, but then it knows exactly which way we should be working in this field to be as efficient as possible. How can we work this field? Sweet turn around the least?”
Friesen says this could automate and optimize many of his regular farming operations.
Friesen… “Auto nesting, same thing they have on, you know, a laser at a manufacturing shop or steel laser. You put in a part diagram into what you want cut over that sheet, it automatically figures out how many parts can I get out of the sheet. Right. It's figuring out how to do it all to be as efficient with as little waste as possible. And I would love for, for agriculture makers or the monitors that they're building these days to have that same technology. So when you pull on the field, do you know the perimeter. How am I going to work this to be as efficient as possible? So that I turnaround the least. Things like that would get me excited.”
Farmers needs should be the top priority for the future of ag technology.