Published on: 12:17PM Apr 13, 2010
Since you are reading this blog post, at some point in time you got plugged in to the information superhighway known as the World-Wide Web. And you are also likely a member of the ag industry, which has waited for this technology to get to them (literally).
That leads me to a couple questions. How do you access the Internet? Do you have a high speed connection? How long have you had it? Have you used dial-up connections?
And perhaps even more interesting, how did you get here in the first place? Were you looking for information on your own? Did your kids or grandkids need to get online for school? Did a friend point you to information online?
Some growers started keeping records on computer decades ago, and their use of the Web has grown naturally with advances in technology. Other operations have had a member of a younger generation join and introduce the Internet. Still others were looking for a competitive edge to improve their business, and getting online was a logical option.
I’d love to hear your stories about how you got plugged in online...