Rogue Rovers is conducting a survey on farm vehicle use. If you are a specialty Ag farmer have three minutes to share you thoughts on how vehicles in Ag can improve please contact me at email@example.com I’ll send you the survey link.
Happy Holidays! Woof!
I am incredibly passionate about the topic of Farm Safety. And I am motivated to see new technologies on farms and other environments lower safety risks in whatever way possible. Farming is the 4th most dangerous occupation in the US and according to this story on New Tech and Farming it’s the leading cause of occupational deaths in Iowa–a staggering 30% of all occupational fatalities.
The benefit of building products with many of the new and cleaner technologies is not only the obstacle detection and real time messaging features which are certainly a great first step, but ones that address the primary cause of death–rollovers.
In order to really address the problem of vehicle rollovers the designs of the machines themselves have to be changed significantly. Redesigns that can lower the vehicle’s center of gravity or reduce vehicle pitch with modified suspension systems and many other considerations should be the primary focus of new tech for safer farms. I truly hope that these kinds of products which are readily available today are part of the Farm of the Future and soon!
Oregon’s is indisputably an early adopter and hot bed for new/clean technologies. You need look no farther than the EV industry in Oregon to demonstrate that the State of Oregon is committed to the future of clean tech. The while EV industry here is not big granted, its enthusiastic and well supported by the state and its citizens. So I’m glad to see events and research initiatives starting to happen around UAVs aka. Drones tied into another of our large (and innovative) industries–Ag . While my passion is much more of a “wheels on the ground” kind of focus, I think when it comes to Precision Ag Oregon is precisely the right place to be. I’m planning on being at the Forum on Precision Ag coming up Monday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Leslie Lewis Pavilion of the Yamhill County Fairgrounds!
While I’ve been banging this drum for some time it is always great to see these stories in print. Women farmers are growing at a significant rate in the US and they are leaders in sustainability and organic growing, I’m glad to see it sisters!
We loaded Sparky up on Friday and took him down to OIT. We will be collaborating with OIT in the development of our UGV…stay tuned!
This is a MUST SEE video–labor shortage doesn’t just increase costs in some cases it stops production altogether.