Posts Tagged: big data

Agricultural data services: Potential risks and rewards

A digital computer screen inside a tractor

  When the concept of precision agriculture first took off nearly two decades ago, the challenge was figuring out how to leverage the power of new technologies – such as GPS-guided machines, variable-rate seeding and fertilizer tools, and yield monitoring – to improve production efficiency and decision-making. More recently, as onboard information-gathering systems for producers… Read more »

Avoid being data rich and information poor

Two men looking at tablet screen during fall harvest

By Bob Panzer, Risk Management Officer We live in exciting times, and technology keeps giving us more and more things that may improve our lives. We all seem to have cellphones that are more than phones, tablet devices that allow us access to many things and computers in our homes, on our farms, in our offices and in… Read more »