Scouting robots, sustainable agriculture and the economics of those practices are a few things on the horizon in agriculture. Cultivate Conference attendees like Emerado, North Dakota farmer Jared Hagert are keeping an open mind about new ideas. Hagert says productivity is paramount as ag tech continues to evolve. “Autosteer is probably the largest, grandest scale bench test showing farmers can monitor functions efficiently and effectively in the cab. A lot of us have benefitted.” The ground-truthing that comes with technology like UAV and imaging gives Hagert comfort farm equipment is performing like it should. Hagert says this also allows farmers to be more open to what’s coming next. “I don’t see us going on a large platform with large, autonomous vehicles, but they may start small and build up. Fuel is another area that has my attention.”
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