Ken Ferrie: Technology Is How We’ll Survive Tight Margins

November 22, 2017 08:26 AM
 
While the current ag economy is resulting in challenging times, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie says it is an exciting time as well—because there is a flood of new technology from planting to harvest.

While the current ag economy is resulting in challenging times, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie says it is an exciting time as well—because there is a flood of new technology from planting to harvest.

“Learning how to implement this technology is how we will survive tight margins,” Ferrie says.

Ferrie is a keynote and breakout presenter at the upcoming Farm Journal AgTech Expo Dec. 11 to 13 in Indianapolis.

“This event will help farmers pick the right technology and also how to implement the technology to improve their bottom line. Every farm is unique, and AgTech Expo is all about helping farmers find the right technology for their farm,” he says. “Specifically, my presentations will help farmers have a solid foundation in the base agronomy that needs to be right for every system and then show how to use technology in their system.”

Ferrie says the two-tracks of breakout sessions are a perfect fit whether attendees are already techy or just getting started in adopting technology.

“This event will help farmers be agronomically, economically and environmentally sound across their farm,” Ferrie says.

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Craig
Kearney, NE
11/22/2017 07:47 PM
 

  What a crock of bull shit. If technology was the answer to what ails Ag, we'd have no problems. Ag has spent untold millions of dollars on tech, and yet we still have the same problems that have always(and will always) beset Ag. Over production always occurs, and low prices ensue. A large part of our current problems are as a direct result of the Federal Reserve's insanely low interest rates. There has been mal investment in Ag, and until such a time as that is wrung out of the market, low prices will continue. Barring a "black swan" type of event, or a change in government policy, low prices are here to stay. And throwing more money at tech is not going to change that.

 
 
flyingfarmer
NEBRASKA CITY, NE
11/23/2017 09:20 AM
 

  Thanks Craig, you basically saved me a bunch of typing.

 
 
Eric
Hubbard, NE
11/24/2017 02:01 PM
 

  Craig hit the nail on the head. Maybe you should pay him to write your articles!

 
 

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