Farm Credit East has recently taken on a number of new technology initiatives, with the core of each project remaining focused on our customers and how we can best serve them. Here are some of the technological enhancements we have underway at Farm Credit East to help our staff serve our customers better.
A number of companies are emerging in the area of big data, offering various services such as data, the ability to buy inputs online, expanded crop marketing options and other information. But this comes at a time of great discussion and controversy regarding data; how it will be collected, privacy concerns, who owns the data and how it will be used?
One of the challenges in discussing and measuring agritourism is defining it. Are all farm-based retail operations considered “agritourism,” or merely those which offer farm experiences beyond simply purchasing farm products? The boundaries of agritourism activities remains difficult and are discussed further in this article.