Ranch Technology for Adapting to Climate Change
Many of the challenges that farmers face come from mother nature. A more volatile and unpredictable climate requires producers to think about how they can be more adaptable and resilient to these conditions. Virtual fencing company Vence CEO Frank Wooten says they’re providing a technology that can help cattle ranchers handle this volatility.
Wooten… “Most people come to us knowing that they need a solution that's going to be more adaptable. The change in how many droughts we're seeing that are once in a hundred year droughts, or once in a hundred year rainfall, is just increasing at an almost geometric rate. The ability to have your farm scale up and scale down without having to put up a massive amount of infrastructure or take down infrastructure is something that people intuitively are starting to want.”
Farmers and ranchers aren’t the only people looking for climate-smart solutions. A major oil and gas company, Shell, has become an investor in Vence.
Wooten… “If you think about a ranching operation is actually a grass factory, and that grass creating roots in the soil and that woody material is actually carbon that they're putting in the soil. Then it makes a lot of sense in terms of Shell's goals to mitigate some of their existing behaviors and some of their needing offsets.”
Learn more at Vence.io.