The Tech-Savvy Community Feeding the World

Mar 11, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: The Tech-Savvy Community Feeding the World , Mar 11, 2023

Think about the food you ate today. Do you think about how a seed got into the ground, received proper nutrients, was harvested from the field, turned into food, & transported to your local store? A farmer thinks about it 24/7. Despite labor shortages, rising costs, extreme weather & limited land, they must provide for our growing population, expected to reach 10B by 2050. Farmers are redefining what it means to be a tech industry—bringing tech like machine learning, computer vision, robotics & data analytics to the farm. They use tech daily to make hundreds of decisions & execute tasks with extreme precision in small windows of time. This presentation features a farmer’s first-hand account of the power of tech on his farm & why you can find as much tech on the farm as in Silicon Valley.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Taylor Nelson
Taylor Nelson

Nelson Farms

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Kevin Nether

Kevin the Tech Ninja

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