10.23.18 Sensors planted in fields and drones flying overhead, both collecting data to improve crops and reduce inputs, is not science fiction anymore. In episode 96 entitled, “The Brave New World of Farming Comes to Farmington”, Andrew Nelson explains what he’s hoping to accomplish as part of an effort that has him partnering with Microsoft. With a degree in computer software engineering and as a farmer, Nelson believes its possible to significantly reduce input costs and improve crop efficiency. To achieve those goals, however, it’s necessary to access “the cloud”, the internet based inventory of programs and products necessary to truly bring agriculture into the 21st Century—and Nelson is working on that too. Subscribe to Wheat All About It on Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Cast, Player FM and other podcast apps and never miss an episode. For those with iPhones: touch the purple podcast icon, and type “Wheat All About It” in the finder to listen quickly! Find the complete archive of podcast episodes at wagrains.org.