The Hudson Institute’s Dennis Avery, who from 1980-1988 served as agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for assessing the foreign-policy implications of food and farming developments worldwide, spoke to Servi-Tech agronomists at PDC this past month. Here’s a snippet from the keynote presentation he gave on how no-till has benefited the entire world.
Here are some photos from Servi-Tech’s annual Professional Development Conference earlier this month. This year it was held in Kearney, NE on January 5, 6, and 7.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated, but I just had to share this about how technology benefits everyone, including those of us in agriculture.
I’m about five minutes away from my house and realize that a document that I need in the office today is still on my home-office computer desktop. Rather than turn around and go back, while sitting at a stop sign, I was able to whip out my iPad with 3G coverage, remotely access my computer and e-mail the file to my computer at work. When I walked in the door at 6:30 a.m. , there it was sitting and ready for me.
I recently discovered that one of our growers has done something similar, set up his iPad in his truck so that as he’s out checking fields, even if he’s away from a WiFi hotspot, he can hop on to his desktop at home and pull up anything he wants. In town, in the city and in the field, technology continues to change the way we do business in agriculture. If we want to stay on the cutting edge, it’s important now more than ever to embrace new technology.
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