Sunday, August 5, 2012

FarmLogs, YC startup, develops software for farms

By Vasudev Ram

New York Times article about FarmLogs.

Excerpts from the article:

In one view, a farmer can see rectangular representations of what is planted on each field. A click leads to a log of what was done when on each field: tilling on this date, fertilizing on that date, spraying on another.
With the data stored in one place, it can be combined with information from other sources and used by the farmers. If they need, they can also share it easily with consulting agronomists, crop insurance agents, the Agriculture Department and others.
Nathan Engelhard, an early customer who farms 1,000 acres in Unionville, Mich., says FarmLogs gives him the ability to take his iPad out into the field and make entries himself. “FarmLogs is a money saver,” he says, “because I don’t have to write things down on a scrap of paper and pay someone to sit in an office and enter them into the computer.”

They are using the SaaS model.

The article also mentions a related company called Solum, which I had blogged about a while back.

As a person who has a background in farming (long back), and also because the idea seems good, I found the article interesting.

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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