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SUSTAINABILITY AT FARMERS EDGE

Over the past years, we have come to understand that a sustainable food system starts with the implementation of better management practices on the farm. We have also become increasingly aware of how important sustainable cropping systems are to the future of our farm customers.

 

We see ourselves as knowledge and technical support providers with a strong role to play in guiding our farmers towards more sustainable practices. Tied to the adoption of sustainable practices is the improvement of data management systems so that our farm customers can actually track their performance on a site-specific basis. This requires collating the large data sets generated by remote sensing, telematics installed in modern farm equipment, field-centric weather stations, soil sampling and other sources then distilling them down to information that can be used by decision makers.

 

We collect, process and analyze field-centric data, then bring it all together in FarmCommand, a single integrated platform for every decision on the farm. We influence many practices, including regenerative land management, the efficient use of nutrients, more effective and responsible use of pesticides and the efficient use of farm equipment, to name a few. Our unique datasets allow us to constantly develop new tools and new sustainable systems to create economic, environmental, and social value for our farm customers. Value that they can pass along to their customers in the supply chain.

OUR APPROACH

At Farmers Edge, we start with existing and recognizable approaches to sustainability; then building on what is already in place, we go a step further. That next step is to use advanced systems thinking alongside leading-edge research to develop a comprehensive package of agronomic practices that marries precision farming technology with high intensity low impact crop production. Farmers Edge is extending this thinking to every aspect of cropping system management including seed, fertilizer, manure, disease, weeds, insects and water use. Effective data management and data integration creates synergy among the different areas of agronomic practice, ensuring the whole is more than the sum of the parts.

SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

To mitigate carbon emissions and reduce soil erosion through implementation of sustainable farming practices

Protect and maintain a reliable food supply by adopting innovative agricultural tools and technologies

We believe that the fusion of Earth and technology is what keeps the planet sustainable for all of us.

To learn more about our ongoing commitment to sustainability and a better world, explore our ESG Report.