Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and Farm Business Skillnet launched on November 20th the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture.

As a direct result of the findings, IFA announced an IoT (Internet of Things) pilot project on soil analysis in partnership with Vodafone Ireland and Remote Signals.

The report, ‘Digital Agriculture: Adoption and Attitudes,’ was completed following extensive consultation with over 750 individual farmers, focus groups and key industry stakeholders.

Speaking at the launch IFA President, Joe Healy said, “Farmers and growers are the original innovators and inventors, even if they do not always realise it. In recent times, like almost every sector, the pace of change driven predominantly by technological advances has been nothing short of revolutionary”.

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