Daniel Oliver for Washington Examiner: Remember when it was next to impossible to transfer documents between a Mac and PC? Imagine the position Bayer-Monsanto will be in when it has all the billions of data points on your farm stored on its digital platform.
As Leaders In Their Communities, Farmers Can Begin Nominating Schools For Grants Designed To Enhance STEM Education
-In 2018, the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Will Award More Than $2.3 Million to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Curriculums - Starting January 1 through April 2, 2018, farmers can nominate their local public school districts to apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance STEM education - Past winning programs have used funds to improve internet connectivity, develop industrial arts labs, and create life science and livestock learning laboratories - Since the Grow Rural Education program began in 2011, it has awarded more than $14 million in grants to rural public schools
Orbit Launches the B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer at CES 2018; Brings Smart Watering Technology and Know The Flow™ Capability to All Outdoor Water Users
Orbit's B-hyve family is the first to provide a complete suite of smart-watering solutions
Aditi Roy for CNBC: Kimbal Musk has an accelerator, Square Roots, that teaches millennials how to farm out of a shipping container in Brooklyn. Musk says today's millennial farmers are trying to make a difference in how food is produced.
Company Continues to Invest in Collaboration with Growers to Solve Industry Challenges
Gil Gullickson for Successful Farming: In a down agricultural economy, firms look to mergers and acquisitions to gain efficiencies.
Brian Blum for Israel21c: Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies has one technology to stabilize plant root temps and another to irrigate farms with dew condensation.
System provides comprehensive control for automated farms, one of the fastest growing segments in AgTech
Grow Pod Solutions has developed the world's most advanced growing pods. Their container farms are fully automated, and feature innovations such as greenhouse control software, Bipolar Ionization, automatic dosing, fertigation scheduling and full-time surveillance.
As the farm-to-fork movement gains traction around the world, consumers are seeking more local, fresh and organic foods, and expecting increased transparency around the food supply chain and food safety.
Soil-loving Surfer, Brendan Davison, Focuses on Making Microgreens the Future of Food as his Farm Achieves Biodynamic® Certification
Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual competition, of which 50 of the best products are judged by a panel of international engineering experts as being the best to advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
Cape Fear Solar Systems is installing a 91 Kw Solar System for Farm Fresh Produce
Gina Belli for Pay Scale: There arent enough young farmers in this new generation to replace the ones who are retiring. But, the shift could "contribute to the growth of the local food movement and could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape"
The new 1,200 square-foot farm uses hydroponics (growing plants in a water-based nutrient solution, instead of soil) and efficient new LED lights to grow rare produce in a controlled environment, year-round.
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