Technology

Clemson students place third in international mini-robot challenge

Fall is approaching, and soon apple-picking season will be upon us. Thankfully, students from the Clemson University Agricultural Robotics and Automation Club (CARA) have designed a miniature apple-picking robot that might one day lead to... more »

California’s Open Farm touts technology adaptation in ag

The Third Annual Open Farm comes to the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, California, Oct. 3. Open Farm is a gathering hosted each year by the farming community to connect technology vendors, academics... more »

Colorado group solicits agricultural labor innovation proposals

Two categories of agricultural labor innovation proposals are being solicited by the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) to present at its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora,... more »

Agreement streamlines repair of high-tech farm equipment

An agreement signed Sept. 7 by representatives of California farmers and farm-equipment dealers will make it easier for farmers to diagnose and repair equipment without accessing or downloading proprietary software or code. Leaders of the... more »

Rocky Mountain growers try remote sensors

During a late-season frost in 2017, western Colorado grower Edward Tuft used a mobile app and a network of remote thermometers to save a crop of Honeycrisp. Tuft, the founder of Leroux Creek Foods, was... more »

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day comes to central Illinois

This year’s Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, Illinois. Hans Bishop, co-owner of PrairiErth Farm, will be hosting the event in the farm’s new... more »

Ag tech provider Sentera receives Series A funding

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based digital agriculture technology provider, has raised an additional $14 million in Series A funding. A premier group of food, biosciences, and agriculture investment firms, Chicago-based S2G Ventures, New York-based Continental Grain Co.,... more »

AgSharks’ competition offers investment for ag tech startups

Western Growers (WG) has partnered with S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) to host the 2018 AgSharks Competition, a challenge where start-up companies can compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital to support the... more »


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