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There are benefits to putting in-season information to work sooner, and there’s one recent tool that makes it easier.

Willie Vogt

September 30, 2022

The rumble of combines across the field is a welcome site as farmers work to pick up their “paycheck” for the season. Part of that work is the creation of new data that farmers can use for decision making in the following year, and it’s getting easier to make that a reality.

Farm Progress caught up with Zach Worden, sales manager at Agrian by Telus Agriculture to discuss farm data use. Agrian is a dealer-focused data management platform that can bring in farmer data for trusted advisers to use for creating recommendations. But there’s a key to making it more efficient, and Worden discusses the one tool that can help farmers really maximize data.

On board telemetry, basically systems that automatically send information to the cloud, make it easier for farmers to take action on data more quickly. But it also allows more efficient sharing of information with that trusted adviser who can prep fall fertilizer prescriptions, or help evaluate other factors that impacted the current year crop to get a jump on next year’s plans. Worden discusses how this relationship is changing and the ways data use can improve farmer results. Give it a listen.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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