Contemporary Landscapes: Urbanising Your Farm

agricultural landscapeLong gone are the days when only grass reigned in farmlands. With the rapidly growing demand for food, it is difficult to sustain farms that produce only 15% of the global population’s needs.

Purists may denounce the mere idea of technology in an agricultural setting. What they don’t seem to understand, however, is that farmers have been using gadgets to farm for ages. Today’s technological advancements are just more, well, advanced. Companies like Cato Bolam Consultants design farms to suit the usage technology while proceeding with the usual agricultural process.

Everyone should understand that technology isn’t there to wreck them – it exists to help them.

The Economy of the Farm

Dr Mike Walden, distinguished professor and economist, had a grandfather who raised hogs in Ohio. The tractor that his grandfather bought changed their lives as well as the economy of their small farm. Once they expanded, they developed the land to accommodate more room for the tractor to move. As a result, the farm’s productivity soared by 140%.

Walden believes that farming is a high-tech industry. Land developments have paved way for incomparable food production and the promotion of plantation growth. There are more fruits and trees now, thanks to technology.

Cultural Sobriety

While people talk about sacrificing for profit, people who work in farming sacrifice their lives, says Nate Storey, CEO of Bright Agrotech. The farmer culture is highly resistant to change, making implementing the help of technology difficult for those who want to improve the lives of others. You can’t blame them – the rise of the industrial revolution really was traumatic. What Storey wants is to make people understand that the tech world isn’t as bad as the world makes it seem.

Not every tech industry is out to get you, Storey thinks. He believes that leveraging technology to grow will be beneficial not only for the farm but also for all those people it promises to serve.

Farms that are near cities expose the common man to how difficult it is to grow food. It’s all about building a bridge between cultivators and the consumers.

Posted on by Sharon Williams in Information Facility

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Sharon sharpened her marketing skills working for top advertising agencies in the US. She now works as brand consultant for a Minnesota-based company.

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