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Vertical farming may be the next big thing in agriculture. One company is taking the vertical farming world by storm. AeroFarms uses IoT technology, including sensors and LED lighting, to produce up to 2 million pounds of produce per year, all indoors. The company has retrofitted a 70,000-ft. facility, which used to be an old steel plant, into what CEO David Rosenberg calls his “green machine.”

Iowa State University plant scientist Patrick Schnable quickly described how he measured the time it takes for two kinds of corn plants to move water from their roots, to their lower leaves and then to their upper leaves.
Sensors and internet cloud technology — a combination sometimes described as the “Internet of Things” — are increasingly being used by farmers to maximize the quality and food safety of their production.

Keenan, with the help of Intel IoT technology is developing business models that will help roll the solution out to farmers around the world.

A network of sensors in fields that collects agronomic information is more likely than ever.
Agriculture experts say the majority of farmers are now waking up to the value that technology and data can unlock.

Farming is one of the first industries to be totally transformed by data.

IoT M2M connectivity company, Eseye has partnered with Burkard, designers and builders of air samplers for agricultural research, to harness the power of the Internet of Things.
The future of field work includes autonomous multi-tasking tractors working around the clock to eliminate human operator fatigue.

Traditional agriculture companies have for years applied the same tried-and-true tools to plant and harvest their crops. Now, organizations from the small farmer to industrial farming corporations are realizing the potential that IoT technology has in the crop growing and harvesting process. This fall, a farm automation project, Hands Free Hectare, successfully harvested its first crop using only autonomous vehicles and drones.  

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