The Latest from the Twittersphere
Posted on August 30, 2021 08:54 AM by elyons
Deere throws down the gauntlet. Love this billboard in NY with Deere & Bear Flag Robotics! @BFRobotics
Deere saw $4b of additional market cap in the 12 days or so following the acquisition announcement. That’s 16x in about 12 days. Clearly the market sees automation as the future of ag.
Field day at @WesternGrowers AgTech x Education Summit! Great time learning about the strategies that farmers make in the field, operations, and the opportunities for #aginnovation! Thanks @HMCFarms and Mountain View Fruit Sales for having us!
“I'm convinced there's an increasing need for technology on the farm that FarmWise can fill.” Mark Mason, Huntington Farms. #weeding #weedscience #weedcontrol #agtech #agritech #agriculture #agtwitter #farming
We are ALL IN & fully committed to filling the #agtech workforce gap. Yesterday, we unveiled 5 initiatives aimed at developing a future workforce with the skills to navigate emerging on-farm #tech. Learn more https://www.wga.com/press-releases/western-growers-launches-agtechx-ed-initiative-cdfa-secretary-karen-ross
@AshleyCVCF moderated the CEO Panel at today’s #AgTechX Ed Summit at Reedley College today. It kicked off the AgTechX initiative, a statewide effort, led by @WesternGrowers and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross.
“Our intent is to take ladders out of the field and getting our workers on platforms to pick stone fruit. I’m not taking anyone’s job away; I’m just making the jobs better.” — Harold McClarty of @HMCFarms on using #agtech to enhance the workforce #agtechx
As relentless #drought punishes CA and the West, the land is drying up and the cantaloupes are disappearing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/08/27/california-drought-farmers-cantaloupe/