Meet Sid Parks, Manager, Precision Farming. That means we talked about FS Green Plan Solutions, a broad area of products and services offered to local FS retailers and a sponsor of Precision.AgWired.com. We’ve certainly introduced you to this part of GROWMARK before but thought you might be interested in Sid’s outlook.
The definition of precision farming is very broad and the technology is advancing at a fast pace. For this reason Sid says they offer a lot of educational and training opportunities for members. The support they provide really helps members and their farmer customers better understand and use the precision applications they are integrating into their farm operation. He says that there is a pretty wide variable of how much or what level of precision applications that are being used. I’m guessing that will be changing as the need to enhance productivity to improve profitability becomes more and more important. Sid says “I think we’re going to continue to see adoption of these technologies. Not every farm or every field is going to have some type of precision farming application or service done on it but I believe strongly in the eighty-twenty rule that most of the people that we are going to see actively farming and the people we do business with, there’s a lot more interest in these types of services.”
You can listen to my interview with Sid here and learn more about FS Green Plan Solutions: Sid Parks Interview