Technology is all around us, even on our farms. Robotics in the milking parlor, a drone checking soil moisture and apps on your phone to tell you the heat units on your farm or to keep track of your livestock records. It’s a fast changing industry with so many opportunities to help with efficiencies and reduce time and labor. This year’s Focus on Farming not only had our regular updates and features, it also included numerous workshops and speakers to help us all take advantage of these new opportunities in technology.
Whether organic or conventional, livestock or row crops, large or small production, Focus on Farming is committed to the economic viability for all types of farming. Providing quality education to sustain current farmers and attracting new farmers to our region is a critical component in securing the next generation's local food supply. Everyone who attended enjoyed a full day of new ideas, old friends and a delicious local lunch.