In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (February 16, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

Agriculture and Technology: Industry Progress Lies in Collaboration and Looking Further Ahead

Water is an essential need for agriculture, and because of it, companies are looking within water use and irrigation for technology’s ability to advance agriculture in various regions.

Read more here, via Precision Ag.


As Technology Advances, Drones Set to Become a Crucial Tool in Agriculture  

From measuring temperatures to determining engine speed and altitude, drones can also be equipped with GPS units to measure lake water quality and can capture the total volume of biomass in an area.

Read more here, via Farm and Ranch.


Puerto Rico’s Governor is Bullish on Blockchain as Part of Island’s Comeback

The Governor of Puerto Rico, along with his office and the Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development, will meet at the “Puerto Crypto” conference next month, after the governor has expressed interest in blockchain because of its transformative and disruptive components for business and government.

Read more here, via CNBC.


Decentralized Digital Identities and Blockchain – The Future as We See It

As the world looks to a new model for digital identity, individuals need a place to store their identity data in a secure, encrypted digital hub.

Read more here, via Microsoft.

In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (February 9, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

Next-Gen Agriculture & Food: What Did We Learn at Cleantech Forum SF?

There are plenty of new digital technologies within the agriculture and food sector, that can help farmers improve their processes. Check out what was discussed at Cleantech Forum San Francisco, from digital agriculture to sustainable food systems.

Read more about it here, via Cleantech.


5 Blockchain Opportunities No Company Can Afford to Miss

Incorporating the use of blockchain into your company can help to provide a competitive edge, by reducing costs and increasing traceability to name a few.

Read more here, via Forbes.


Nasdaq Blockchain Expert: Technology Could Be Used in Any Industry

Blockchain is a foundational technology that could potentially be applicable to all industries. Companies like Nasdaq are interested in blockchain due to its ability to keep track of possession of digitized assets, without the need for a trusted third party.

Read more about it here, via Memphis Daily News.

In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (February 2, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

The Easiest Way to Invest in Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain isn’t just a fad; it’s here to stay just like the internet. Get to know the easiest way to invest in this new technology starting today.

Read more here, via Forbes.


The Digital Divide Must End

By 2050, precision agriculture will be able to reduce your farm’s operation costs by up to $25 per acre, as well as increase farm yields.

Read more here, via Successful Farming


South Dakota is Poised to Benefit from Precision Agriculture

In South Dakota, $4 billion will be spent on precision agriculture this year, combining agronomic practices with farm machinery technology and actionable data.

Read more here, via Farm Forum.

In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (January 26, 2017)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

Ag Broadband Coalition Hails Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 was introduced this week by the Agricultural Broadband Coalition, helping to revolutionize farming across the U.S.

Read more here, via Farm Bureau.


Davos 2018: Technology Can Help Transform Our Food Systems – Just in Time

Technology has the potential to change the way our food is produced and consumed, as people could one day track the nutritional content, carbon footprint and see how their food was grown.

Read more here, via Forbes.


Precision Planting Announces Precision Technology Institute

A 200-acre Precision Technology Institute will serve as a place to enhance research efforts and help demonstrate how precision agriculture can help farmers increase yields.

Read all about the new facility here, via Agriculture.


How This Italy-based Agritech Startup is Using loT to Help Farmers Know Their Crops

As the demand for food around the world rises, the demand for crops and animal feed will also increase by 100 percent. Find out about how this agritech startup in Italy will help farmers make better growing decisions with a system based on sensors.

Read more here, via Your Story.

January Employee of the Month: Eric Garrison

A native Californian, Eric moved to Memphis in the mid 1990s with his grandparents. A very involved member of the Memphis community, Eric graduated from Houston High School, where he then went on to attend and become a graduate of Southwest Tennessee and the University of Memphis. He also has a younger sister who attends Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Eric’s degree in engineering technology prepared him well for his position as a senior developer here at The Seam, and he is an integral part of our company.

He currently serves on the media team for The Life Church, where he performs the many audio/visual tasks necessary for each service, and trains others in his skills.

His recent travels include a visit to Hong Kong, with the Damascus Road Leadership Team, to assist Lifehouse International Church with their English summer camp for local children.

Eric was presented with an Amazon gift card, and he has chosen Memphis Dream Center, whose vision is to see rescued individuals building a city of hope, as The Seam’s donation.

We are honored to award him with the title of January Employee of the Month!

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In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (January 19, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

How Adoption of Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Agriculture

Blockchain is disrupting many industries, banking and finance especially, and is now helping to solve agriculture-related problems. As consumer consciousness toward food safety begins to rise, blockchain will begin to play an important role within agriculture.

Read more here, via Inc 42.


4 Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

From moving past simple analytics to artificial intelligence to increasing reliance on robots, here are four supply chain predictions for the new year.

Read more here, via Supply Chain Dive.


How IoT Can Provide Greater Value to the Agriculture Industry

Did you know that the Internet of Things has the potential to improve economic performance and transform farming productivity? It is best achieved when linked to machine learning and data analytics.

Read all about it here, via IoT Agenda.


Blockchain: The Next Revolution in the Food Supply Chain

With blockchain, the food industry will have a more transparent and credible supply chain, as more consumers are interested in knowing where their food comes from, and the passage that it takes throughout the chain.

Read more here, via Food Dive.

In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (January 12, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

10 Ag Tech Advancements From 2017

There are many new innovations that will change how farmers do business within the next few years. From incorporating robots into the planting of corn to data-captured devices and drones, farming will see plenty of new ag tech advancements.

Read more here, via Agriculture.com.


Importance of Agricultural Technology

The benefits of agricultural technology are endless. From higher crop productivity to the reduced impact on natural ecosystems and increased worker safety, farmers will no longer have to apply fertilizers and water across entire fields themselves.

Read more here, via the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


Expanding the Potential of Supply Chain Visibility with Blockchain

In a survey conducted by Chain Business Insights last year, more than a third of supply chain professionals said they are already implementing blockchain-based solutions, and a quarter said they are at least familiar with the technology.

Read more here, via PYMNTS.com.


5 Precision Agriculture Technologies to Watch in 2018

The push toward collecting data on every aspect of the farm has taken off over the past few years, and it’s likely that there will continue to be an increase in tools that translate data into information farmers can use.

Read more here, via Farm and Dairy.