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How can artificial intelligence address the needs of farmers?

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Members of Georgia AIM recently toured a family farm in Southwest Georgia to learn more about the prepping, planting and harvesting process.

Farmers face a bevy of barriers-—but some of these may also be opportunities to involve new technology.For example, orders received by small farms are often placed on a day-to-day basis, leaving farmers with little consistency in fulfillment and shipping.

Planting, picking and sorting vegetables is largely done by hand, a labor-intensive process that means hours working in the elements. And demands by distributors and grocery stores further strain growers.

Can robots, automated systems or sensors help ease some of these burdens and help streamline food production for the future? With these questions in mind, our team will now work with the expertise among our partners to tease out how new technologies can work to farmers’ advantage.

Are you interested in learning how AI can work for your business or community? Tell us more.