Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has announced that it has partnered with Eastern Colorado Seeds (ECS), LLC, a preeminent seed provider specializing in forage crops. With this partnership, the ECS network of over 3,000 growers, spanning more than eight states, now has access to high-quality, field-centric data to direct decision-making on the farm, as well as “boots on the ground” support from the Farmers Edge world-class team of precision agronomy experts and experienced technology and equipment specialists.
“Many factors, like crop markets, weather and farm labor, remain out of our control but still significantly impact our bottom lines. It is important today to incorporate management strategies and technologies that improve efficiencies on the farm and bolster our profits,” said Clay Smith, CEO and owner of Eastern Colorado Seeds. “We chose Farmers Edge because they are the only company that provides growers with what they need to thrive, even as the markets struggle. At the end of the day, they have the people, the technical support and the infrastructure in place to bring precision agriculture to our expanding customer-base of world-class growers.”
Easily integrated with growers’ existing equipment and programs, the Farmers Edge Precision Solutions package provides a comprehensive turnkey system that includes: Variable Rate Technology, soil sampling and analysis, field-centric weather, in-field telematics and data transfer, high-resolution satellite imagery, field-centric data analytics, access to FarmCommand – an integrated farm management platform – and a network of highly experienced, trusted advisors. With access to this comprehensive package, ECS growers will be able to efficiently and precisely farm more acres with different needs, from dryland wheat fields to irrigated corn acres.
“Right now, we are rapidly expanding and bringing our field-centric approach to regions primed for more productive agriculture,” said Wade Barnes, President and CEO of Farmers Edge. “ECS’s acute agronomic expertise and commitment to customer service throughout the Western Plains makes them an ideal partner as our Precision Solutions take root across the U.S. Most importantly, ECS understands the value in utilizing big data to increase productivity and efficiency on the farm, which aligns with our vision of supporting growers for a more prosperous and sustainable agriculture industry.”