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NIU STEM Café: Why an Acre Matters: How Digital Technology is Transforming Agriculture
April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John Deere was founded in 1837 with the invention of the steel plow, which revolutionized agriculture. Now the agricultural revolution has gone digital, with technologies such as GPS, yield monitors and cloud-based data management reshaping the way farmers work. As the global population increases, farmers need to produce more crops with fewer resources – and they want to do this in a way that’s sustainable environmentally and economically.