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Saskatchewan has become a hub for emerging ag tech, according to several industry experts. Plus, farmers in that province have a track record of adopting new technology and supporting local startups, says Sean O’Connor, managing director of Emmertech, a $60-million Conexus venture capital fund focused on Saskatchewan ag tech startups. 

“Farmers are the most innovative business owners in Canada as far as we’re concerned, and they’re looking for new solutions,” he says. 

“You can’t build ag tech companies on Bay Street. They belong in agriculture ecosystems, where you’re directly interacting with industry itself.”

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: November 11th, 2022

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatchewan-agriculture-technology-fertilizer-emissions-1.6638165

Discussion

  1. “He has installed half a dozen weather stations across his property – third-generation land he farms with his family near Filmore, Sask., in the southeast part of the province – to make his operations more efficient. The stations track a variety of factors that affect crops, such as air and soil temperature, moisture levels and wind. The app, developed by a Saskatchewan agriculture technology company, helps him interpret the data.”
    The key here is not the “half a dozen weather stations”, it’s the “app, developed by a Saskatchewan agriculture technology company, [that] helps him interpret the data.”
    Data analytics is critical, but requires the correct data input.
    How can MIS be involved?
  2. What other ways could sensors be used in combination with an app to help?

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