Santa's (Tech) Workshop for Farmers

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If you are whittling down your shopping list, and are running out of ideas, we are here to help!  We love farming and technology, so for our first list we matched the two together to give you a top ten list of technology-related gifts that could be used on any farm.  No matter what kind of operation you have - beef, dairy, grain or anything in between - there is a tech gift for your favorite farmer on this list. We included a mixture of affordable and splurge gifts, new tech and tried and true tech, as well as generic to highly personal options.  In no particular order:

  • Personal Digital Assistant (Amazon Echo, Google Home)  - An economical way to add an extra pair of hands or some extra memory power to your operation.  Assistants can react to verbal commands to complete tasks throughout your home, garage, shop or barn.

  • Sensor activated lights - Investing in lighting upgrades can save you money while also keeping you, your property, your staff and your livestock safe.

  • Drone - This can be a spendy one, but if you watch our videos you know how much fun we have had showcasing the awesome scenes from our farms.  There are many different styles, sizes and shapes to choose from, so do your research before making this purchase.

  • Computer camera/mic/earphones - Whether you want to use the internet for video chats with family, online learning or online auctions get the gear to allow you to do these things with ease.

  • Remote start - Brrrr.  Warm your farmer’s heart by warming up their truck.

Come back tomorrow to finish out the top 10 tech gifts for farmers. If low tech gifts are more your style, watch for our next list starting Wednesday.  We have compiled a list of 20 gifts that will make any farmer happy.