You might not be able to tell by driving through rural Delaware, but there’s a lot of technology happening in those fields, from autonomous tractors and combines to smartphone apps, writes Holly Quinn at Technical.ly Delaware. So many smartphone apps.
“Technology wise, [the smartphone] is by far the biggest technological advantage for me,” said Bobby Fifer, fifth-generation farmer and owner of Fifer Orchard in Wyoming in Kent County, holding up his phone to a group of University of Delaware students and faculty, local entrepreneurs, technologists, public servants and this reporter, on a visit organized by the Delaware Prosperity Partnership.
“I don’t have to go to the office anymore. I can do everything in the fields — emails, texting, phone calls. It’s huge.”