Checking the Box: FBN Garners Ag Data Transparent Certification
“The FBN network was created to help put Farmers First through the power of networking farmers and farm data,” said Charles Baron, co-founder of the FBN network. “Our values and mission have been crystal clear from inception and have never changed. We fight for our farmer members and their profitability. Transparency is a core philosophy of ours, and something we support wholeheartedly, whether in ag input markets or in ag data.”
Ag Data Transparent is a non-profit corporation backed by a consortium of farm industry groups, commodity organizations and ag technology providers in order to bring transparency, simplicity, and trust into the contracts that govern precision agricultural technologies. Ag Data Transparent certification verifies that a business is following specific, fair guidelines for companies collecting, storing, analyzing, and using farmer’s ag data.
“It is great to have Farmers Business Network on board with the Ag Data Transparent effort,” said Ag Data Transparent Administrator Todd Janzen. “Achieving the Ag Data Transparent certification shows that the FBN network takes farmers’ concerns with of data privacy seriously.”
“FBN members use data analytics to gain yield with hybrid selection, reduce seed and chemical costs through price and genetic transparency, and market their crops aided by their precision field data,” said Baron. “The value created for growers from using data can be incredible — tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in gains in a season. So we’re proud to achieve the Ag Data Transparent certification so growers step confidently into farming’s digital age.”
Farmers Business Network, Inc., recently announced its international expansion to Canada in the first quarter of 2018. The FBN network is available throughout the U.S. and prairie provinces in Canada.