Suwannee County offers incentives to area farmers to adopt new technologies

Local agencies are working to bring farming into the digital age.

The Suwannee River Management District, in partnership with the State of Florida, is offering area farmers two million dollars in cost-share funding to help start new farming technologies.

Interested farmers who adopt specific technologies can apply for compensation for up to 75 percent of the cost of installation.

The focus of the program is to improve water quality in the area.

"This technology is going to allow farmers to implement things ten years ago - twenty years ago - weren't even possible," says project manager, Ben Glass.

One technology showcased places sensors in crops which pinpoint the areas that need more or less water.