Farmers Learn to Use GPS-Guided Tractors
Published February 11th, 2014
North Central Farmers aren't just tapping into fertile soil anymore.
They are now tapping into satellites.
Farmers are using GPS technology and satellites to program their tractors to drive themselves in the fields.
At a workshop Tuesday, they learned how to use new equipment properly so they can decrease their waste and increase their yields from their crops.
It's state-of-the-art technology that has farmers on their toes, looking to keep up with the times.
"With the technology, everything changes, so you have to come and get classes like we're doing at the plant research facility just to help improve on everything," said Stephen Grimes with North Florida Holsteins.
This equipment does come with a hefty price tag, but farmers say they don't mind paying it.
Being more precise in how they farm their land prevents waste and saves them thousands in the long-run.
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