Technology can help farmers improve efficiency, save labor and connect with their customers. But most innovations in ag today favor large-scale production—out of reach and inappropriate for many family farms. In this workshop, hear from the winners of The Farmers Guild Innovation Challenge, which was part of the first-ever "Small Farm Tech Expo." The Farmers Guild invited engineers, farmers, start-up businesses, and students to propose innovations aimed at helping smaller-scale farms compete successfully. Hear from the winners about their projects that range from hardware to software, harvesters to marketing apps, and high-tech to welded jerry-rigs. Learn how their ideas can help level the playing field, strengthen local food systems, and promote on-farm sustainability.
Soil, Production, Crops, Regulations
F | 3:30 pm