Ag Tech

How to make use of all that farm data

Grain Central, April 10, 2019

DATA collection in farming has been around for several years – the concept isn’t new with a host of machinery squirrelling away information from across Australian farms every day.

Collecting data is one thing, but being able to analyse, interpret and act on that data can be a whole other ball game.

With the modern-day farmer already requiring a multitude of skills, from engineering, science and finance, through to general labour, agronomy and meteorology, data analysis becomes another ‘to-do’ on top of a growing list.

Traditionally, the analysis of data collected on farm has been through clunky, expensive programs designed for analysts.

Often told how ‘powerful’ data can be for their business, farmers have lacked access to affordable and simple technology to process that data.

Tomorrow, on April 11, the Future Farmers Network, together with industry partner Case IH, will be hosting a free half-hour webinar titled ‘Breaking Down the Data Barrier’.

The aim is to provide the Australian farming industry with information on recent breakthroughs in simplified farm data analysis.

Presented by Case IH’s Andrew Kissel, a specialist in precision farming products, the webinar will look at the type of farming data Australians have been collecting over the past 10 years and the complexities that have prevented many farmers from utilising that data.

He will address the technology improvements and why the conditions in 2019 are right for those wanting to take that step into analysis.

Mr Kissel will introduce several data analysis programs currently available in the market and provide clear and simple examples of how you can use these programs to pinpoint improvement in your profit margins.

With the cost of production on the rise and current dry conditions, there has never been a more critical time for Australian farmers to be working smarter.

Free webinar: Breaking Down the Data Barrier, 6pm AEST, 11 April 2019.

Registration: Click here to register for free and receive the link required to join the webinar.

 

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