By Baxter Colburn
Farming has been a necessity to human existence since the beginning of time. Over the past 20 years, the implementation of computers has significantly increased the production of farmers across the country. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farms, who is a member of the Doorcountydailynews.com Ag advisory board, in Sturgeon Bay utilizes technology every day.
In a recent article from the Wisconsin Ag Connection, a reported 77% of all farmers in Wisconsin use a computer to aid in their daily work, a figure that is slightly higher than the national average of 73%. While technology is the way of the future, Olson advises skeptic farmers not to rush into it.
The agriculture industry continues to trend towards more tech involvement both locally and nationally, according to Olson.