U.S.: Microsoft, FFA Cooperate on High-Tech Farming

FFA members across the country will have access to some of the latest on-farm technology as part of a new effort backed by computer software giant Microsoft, reports Matthew Weaver at Capital Press.


The Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kit includes preconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud services and a Raspberry Pi computer with soil moisture, light, ambient temperature, and humidity sensors to collect data. According to Microsoft, the data is “brought to life” in an online dashboard using Microsoft Azure IoT Central, providing insights to understand how to improve productivity, increase yield, and save resources.

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