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.
There is a great deal of interest in grants, incentives and cost-shares for agriculture. And while there are many programs available, navigating the complex landscape of incentives – or just finding out about them – can be a challenge. Nathan Rudgers, Farm Credit East Director of Business Development, discusses how to define your project and seek funding.
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?
If you’ve been to the movies lately and stayed to watch the credits, it’s amazing to see how many people are involved in the production of a feature length film. And while Northeast farms, forest product and fishing businesses may not have as large of a supporting cast as a Hollywood blockbuster, it takes a team to produce the high quality food and fiber that consumers rely upon and enjoy.