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August 15, 2017 << back >>

Digital farming – ForwardFarm provides precision pointers

Understanding the impact of digital technologies in agriculture, can be difficult without seeing them in practice. Bayer ForwardFarming provides an excellent opportunity for demonstration, dialogue, and partnership, serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and insights around sustainable agriculture.

An example of this collaborative spirit was demonstrated recently at Hof ten Bosch, a ForwardFarm located less than 30km from Brussels, Belgium. On June 28 and 29, the farm welcomed EU stakeholders and policy members for two days of farm visits centered on the topic of Digital Farming.

Like any digital network, it is essential to find connection and collaboration between the various elements that make the farm run smoothly. With access to suppliers such as Bayer, John Deere and Yara, farmers are able to harness the combined innovation to operate a profitable, yet sustainable business.

Over the two days, a number of representatives from the European institutions based in Brussels, members of the agricultural value chain as well as journalists such as, Tom Allen Stevens from Crop Production Magazine were welcomed on the farm. Click here to read his thoughts on the event.