Corn, computers and cellular phones

Barlow, David
August 1995
Indiana Business Magazine;Aug95, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p14
Focuses on Indiana farmers' use of technology to boost yields and profits. Networking systems that connect field computers to home-based personal computers (PC); Cellular telephone technology; Lindsay's remote monitor alarm and control (R-MAC); Lichtenbarger Farms in South Bend; Farm Trac program; Farm Works' Farm Fund$ full-service financial package; Farm Site integrated mapping program.


Related Articles

  • The Computer--Extension's Delivery System of the Future. Diesslin, H. G. // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Dec81, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p863 

    Focuses on the Indiana agricultural extension experiment with the computer. Background of the Fast Agricultural Communications Terminal System; Policy issues facing the adaptation of the computer to the United States agriculture.

  • `Farming' -- It's declining in the U.S. Smith, Stew // Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues;1992 1st Quarter, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p8 

    Provides information about the status of farming industry in United States. Useful insights to be able to understand the decline of farming in United States; Key in understanding the secular decline of the contribution of farmers in agriculture; Importance of understanding the forces that drive...

  • Farmers Reap What Wireless Sows. Albright, Peggy // Wireless Week;5/20/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 20, p20 

    Focuses on the plan of the agricultural sector in California to advance the use of wireless technologies to help streamline farm and ranch work while maintaining the industry's stake in the global economy. Valuation of the agriculture industry in California as of May 2002; Discussion on the...

  • The jobs market of the future: 'Creativity will rule the day'. Brandon, Hembree // Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;10/11/2011, p8 

    The article presents author's comments on the future of job market in the U.S. According to Steve Turner, head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, the biggest threat of the labor market is automation of work. It mentions that agriculture is an example of capital replacing labor. It...

  • Astrocomputing: 15 years and counting. Johnston, Bill // Sky & Telescope;Jan94, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p89 

    Examines the advantages of using computers in amateur agronomy. Possible link with a telescope to analyze data; Computer-control capability offered by telescopes from Meade and Celestron; Advancements in personal computers; Use of charge-coupled devices.

  • Gettin' hitched. Gainer, Beth L. // American Nurseryman;08/01/98, Vol. 188 Issue 3, p30 

    Focuses on the importance of vehicle attachments as tools of the field-growing trade. Information on the machines used by Lawyer Nursery Inc. in Plains, Montana; Discussion on the automation and mechanization of nurseries.

  • Help the Small Farmer. McDonald, Angus // New Republic;12/23/46, Vol. 115 Issue 25, p877 

    Comments on the prospects for small farmers as American agriculture produces bigger and bigger crops using less labor in the U.S. Need for national farm policy to be directed towards the welfare of all farmers; Instances when the mechanization of farms may actually give small farmers an...

  • Farm EDP and the Banker. Lewiston, David S. G. // Banking;May66, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p78 

    Provides insights into the use of computer services by banks to process agricultural finance. Factors which lead to interests in agricultural data processing; Features of and benefits from farm electronic data processing; Potential market of banks in the agricultural sector. INSET: Banks and...

  • Cultiva's Ag Tech Center more than guidance.  // Western Farm Press;1/17/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p19 

    Introduces Cultiva Inc.'s ag technology center system for farmers. Mapping and automating capabilities of the system; Features of the Cultiva ag technology center.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics