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As Stillman Valley, Ill., farmer Cade Bushnell rolls out newer technology on his 1,300-acre farm, he’s had a lot of success with mechanical alterations.
But one areas he’s struggling with is tapping the potential of precision data, especially analyzing data pulled from equipment to make more informed adjustments to his operation.
“The amount of data we’re generating and have generated over the years requires a lot of time and energy from someone to go through,” says Bushnell. “Quite frankly, I don’t do a very good job of it. I’m a farmer because I enjoy raising crops, not because I enjoy sitting at a computer.”
Despite this, Bushnell is a great believer in bringing precision technology, new implements and farm management changes to the operation. He even has a personal philosophy on the rate at which farmers should be adopting technology.
“We really need to be using all the technology that’s available,” he says. “I don’t want to be the first person to get it, but I don’t be the last person to get it either. I want to be an early adopter, but not…