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faryl
faryl
7/30/2016 8:30:28 PM
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Re: Verizon's Ag IoT
Also want to commend Joe on his stellar pun usage :)

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faryl
faryl
7/30/2016 8:28:39 PM
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Re: Verizon's Ag IoT
I'm not sure farmers can afford to be set-in-their-ways anymore. My impression (which could be totally wrong!) is that there's not a super-high profit margin in farming - so optimizing processes (through technology) is necessary to stay afloat. Plus I'm guessing "Ag" includes the factory-farms & Monsanto-type innovations, being run as part of companies like Kraft, Foster Farms & Dole (for example) - so more of a true industry sector, vs. small farms.

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DHagar
DHagar
7/29/2016 12:47:10 PM
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Re: Verizon's Ag IoT
@afwriter, good point and excellent reality check!  My thinking is that the small independent farmers aren't likely to move into automation.  But the larger "farms" that sell on the larger commercial markets, like vineyards in this example, who are already finding ways to automate various aspects of agriculture, will view this as a great addition.

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afwriter
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7/29/2016 10:53:14 AM
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Re: Verizon's Ag IoT
I think the idea is amazing, but how many set-in-their-ways farmers are going to embrace new technology?

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DHagar
DHagar
7/28/2016 7:25:39 PM
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Re: Verizon's Ag IoT
@Joe, fascinating article and great application.  That is where I believe true IoT value will be developed is in the applications that solve problems.

This does make sense with Ag in that they are increasingly looking at ways to streamline and become less labor intensive, including using more automation itself.

Now if they will use IoT with the delivery service and connect that wine with customer delivery to the home (i.e., drones?), we will have the complete value!  I'll drink to that!

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