In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (February 23, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

Montana Ag: Precision Agriculture is Changing Farming 

Precision agriculture technology helps to make farming more efficient and profitable, an adoption happening soon within the business of farmers.

Read more about it here, via KPAX.

Forget Bitcoin. It’s All About the Blockchain

You may have heard the word bitcoin lately, but it’s time to get familiar with the word blockchain technology, a public distributed ledger managed by a peer-to-peer network of computers.

Read more about this advancing technology here, via Forbes.

USDA to Rename Client Technology Services Under IT Modernization Drive

The USDA is working on a federal information technology modernization, after shifting their focus on enterprise end-user services under U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, leading to a rebrand of the agency’s Client Technology Services as the Customer Experience Center.

Read more here, via Federal News Radio.

Growing More Ag Entrepreneurs

Did you know that earlier exposure to entrepreneurship in Iowa schools can create new opportunities for advances in agricultural technology? Increasing sources of venture capital in Iowa are helping to bolster the state’s climate for ag startups.

Read more here, via Wallaces Farmer.

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Blockchain

Blockchain is a ledger that keeps track of transactions. Now, a handful of companies are figuring out how to benefit from this new technology, in more ways than just keeping track of cryptocurrency transactions.

Read more here,  via Yahoo Finance

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