Field Notes

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Nick Palczynski

Farmwave CORE

Since joining the Farmwave team a frequent question that I have received from customers, technologists, and general Farmwave supporters is, “What is the Farmwave CORE and how does it work?”.  As many of us have had more “spare” time than normaI I wanted to tackle this question head on and provide a simple and easy to understand definition of the Farmwave CORE.  So here we go…

When we think about artificial intelligence, we think of a systematic set of rules that will make automated decisions based off certain criteria. Just as in human anatomy, our brains act as the core to our thinking and decision making, so do we define the center of what we have built as our CORE.

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Why Field Work is Necessary

Fieldwork is defined as “practical work conducted by a researcher in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office.”

When you hear the term “Field Work” what comes to mind? Getting out from behind a desk and interacting directly with your end customer, testing your product or service in a real-life scenario, or maybe even truly being in a field somewhere working with the land? Can it be dirty, expensive, and time consuming? Sure, but if done correctly what you learn and take away from those trials could just be the difference between success or failure for your company and product.

At Farmwave, we chose to tackle one of the most challenging problems facing agriculture today. To do this with clarity and efficiency, we believe that the best way to get feedback, gather data, create a product, and test that product is to be out in the field.

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Communities & Enhancement Launch

Farmwave is excited to announce the launch of Communities and additional features that will enhance our users’ experience in the Farmwave web app.

Communication without intelligence is noise, intelligence without communication is irrelevant. - Alfred M. Gray

There is no question that in today’s world there is no shortage of tools for communication. We have found in agriculture that farmers, their teams, and their allies are forced to communicate across a dizzying array of different platforms. Our goal was to create a purpose-built space where farmers could have the conversations want and find the help they need- no matter where they were.

Our ability to provide a cohesive platform for growers from around the world to connect is what we believe one of the most important things for growers today.

Growers now have the ability to bring a crop consultant, an agronomist, into their field at the same time and get a better perspective on what might be happening, whether they’re in India or Indiana.

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