Santa's (Tech) Workshop for Farmers

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Farmers love tinkering and trying new things. If you are stuck for gift ideas that will fit under the tree (aka. not a new tractor) we have you covered. Here are five more technology based gift ideas for your farmer. (Scroll down to yesterday’s post to read the first five ideas.)

  • GoPro - The fact that the GoPro is designed for extreme conditions makes it perfect for capturing action shots on the farm.  Invest in some accessories to give you multiple mounting options. Check out our video and make a magnetic mount strong enough for the vibrations and pipe sizes of farm equipment.

  • Flash drives.  Although a bit dated, they are still a reliable way to transfer data between equipment and the office or to your off-farm supports, like accountants.  They also act as an easy way to backup your files and keep them in an off-site location.

  • Gift card for apps - There are lots of great free apps, but sometimes it is worth it to invest in paid apps.  Check our recommended weather apps or email us if you are looking for app recommendations on a specific topic.

  • Security cameras - Monitor your yardsite, bin site, barn or shop with a security camera system designed specifically for your needs.  Most systems allow you to log in remotely to view in real time and allow for alerts to be sent directly to your phone. Read our full post for more details.

  • Electronic keypad lock boxes - Electronic lock boxes give you the best of both worlds, because they allow you to keep your keys with your equipment and also keep it safe.

If you are looking for low tech ideas, we have those too! Check back all this week and you will have plenty of ideas for every farmer on your list.