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Posted on August 30, 2021 08:54 AM by elyons

Rob Leclerc  @robleclerc

Deere throws down the gauntlet. Love this billboard in NY with Deere & Bear Flag Robotics! @BFRobotics


Rob Leclerc  @robleclerc

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.


Vicky Espinoza  @VickySueEspi

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!


FarmWise @FarmWiseLabs

“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


Western Growers @WesternGrowers

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


Sarah Nolet @svnoles

Awesome to be in Reedley today with  @WesternGrowers @wg_cit talking all things #agtech and what the future of skills holds & requires And A+ job moderating this massive panel, @seanahull


Brian German  @BrianAgNetWest

A good group of panelists at the AgTechx Education event at Reedley College, talking about industry issues and skill identification  @wg_cit @AgNetWest


Bayer | Crop Science  @Bayer4Crops

Yields alone won’t feed our world. Read perspectives from experts like our own  @BobReiter on why agriculture thrives on technological innovation: https:/  #AgTech



CentralValleyCF @CentralValleyCF

@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.


Western Growers @WesternGrowers

“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


Western Growers @WesternGrowers

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/