Remember that old flip phone you used to own? It wasn’t super fancy, and its capabilities were fairly limited. The games were fairly simplistic. Reception was kind of shoddy. You even had to own a separate device for navigation (I remember being absolutely reliant on TomTom). But that simple little flip phone got the job done and we were all happy to have one. Then … smart phones. A generation of cell phones later and all of a sudden our phones were radically different.
Agriculture is no different.
Over the years, advances in technology, agronomy, and machinery have transformed the industry. Just like with our cell phones, these changes have taken place over a farm generation. While there are naysayers, these innovations have transformed the way we do business for the better. They have made farmers more sustainable, more efficient, safer, and more profitable.
Here’s my list of the biggest changes in agriculture that has made the industry what it is today