Smart Farms signal the new wave of digital agriculture: Olds research director

February 10, 2019

“The shift to digital ag and these new technologies has been a long time coming, but really over the last five years, there’s been an exponential increase in the number of technologies and the interest in them,” says Joy Agnew, Director of Applied Research at Olds College. In an interview with Alberta Farm Express, Agnew speaks to how Smart Farms, multispectral imaging, and AI have heralded cutting-edge innovations in agricultural education amidst shifting employer expectations. “It’s really been over the past three years where I’ve been seeing the industry wanting that more broadly skilled individual,” Agnew adds. “It’s not good enough to have somebody who is really skilled at one tiny thing.” Alberta Farm Express (AB)