Front-end Fund: Farm and Ranch Operational Needed Technology – ENhancement Dollars Fund
To keep up with the demands of agricultural production and research, the Department of Research Centers needs your support to improve its farm and ranch operations technology integration throughout the research center system. Improving technology will have positive impacts across the state and real influence on research and production operations.
Some of the technology implementations include, but are not limited to:
- Automated digital weather stations at Research Center’s and at offsite plot locations
- Increased precision ag production: planting, spraying and other ag operations – both plot scale and production scale
- Improved wireless infrastructure outside Research Center’s for improved automated data collection, including water management, water use and soil bacteria respiration
- Operation cameras for digitally monitoring water resources, livestock intakes and positioning
- Increased capacity to improve all digitally attained information for livestock and plant science data collection, in an effort to capture real time data