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Key findings include an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33% ($97.4 billion) from 2007. The number of farms and land in farms were down slightly, but held steady.
Direct sales from farms in the form of farmers’ markets and on-site stores are a growing trend in Ohio and mean more money in farmers’ pockets, said Heather Neikirk, agriculture and natural resources educator at Ohio State University’s Stark County Extension Office.
The Social Media Farmer of the Year Award recognizes farmers that have incorporated social media, digital media and Internet strategies to achieve business objectives including growing revenue, sharing information for more effective farming practices, and overall elevating the industry.
I have often thought that, if any animal on the farm could talk, it should be the farm dog. The dog is always around the action and would always know what is going on where.
The Open Agriculture Data Alliance, or OADA, will also seek to set standards on data privacy and security, among the top concerns of farmers gathering and sharing increasingly deep pools of data from high tech farm machines armed with global positioning technology and wireless data transfer capability.