How to use and interpret your farm information
Every pass of your field in-season provides a critical commodity: information.
As farming becomes progressively larger, busier and more high-tech, the regular use and interpretation of farm information is even more important. This information is mandatory to successfully farm in 2023 and beyond – but what’s the best way to leverage it to make it work for you?
Hello digital, goodbye analog
Your farm’s top priority should be a fully digitized series of farm records. When you remove pens and paper, you introduce convenience. This is the first benefit in the digitization process of your farm’s information to help make it useful. As employees enter information into a central spot, time and manpower is saved since it’s all in one place. This makes certain nothing is lost in the back of a truck again.
Once a task is completed and logged, it’s automatically updated into your farm management software – viewable by everyone with permissions. No more wasted time to wonder about the status of a job. As you monitor employees’ tasks, you can assign new jobs as you see what remains on a given to-do list.
These updates can be wide ranging, from crop updates such as seeding, spraying and harvest status, growth stages, safety risks and vehicle and inventory management.
With all this information available 24/7, you understand where you were least and most efficient, and make adjustments either in-season or for the upcoming year.
When everyone is “in the know,” it creates stronger teams. People feel included, which fuels a greater sense of ownership, morale and productivity. Employees can easily record their days, hours, overtime and see pay schedules and access important financial information.
Better information, better decisions
With everything at your fingertips, all the information you need in a given day, week or month is a few clicks or taps away. By seeing real-time information update itself, better and more efficient decisions can be made.
As pertinent data is tracked – whether crop, employee or shop-related – your ability to use and act based on your farm information becomes an active process. You can review information to implement changes or engage your farm advisor or agrologist who can do the same thanks to centralized, digital data. To affect positive change, it begins with all your information in a usable format to maximize your farm’s potential.
Let’s get to work. Together. Contact your local Decisive Farming representative today.