Silicon Valley Going Rural

More and more companies in the west coast Silicon Valley area of the United States are getting into agriculture technology development.  A recent Fortune article mentions how companies from Google to Monsanto along with many other startups are jumping into the agriculture data realm.

UAVs are also part of the growth as part of the remote sensing umbrella for data acquisition according to MIT Technology Review.  This article also mentions capturing weather data on field-scale levels.  This will probably grow in the future with increased weather data that can be used for better future modeling with atmospheric and other applications.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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