It is no secret that the events of 2020 have drastically impacted every single industry – and agriculture is no exception. As companies and individuals have moved past the initial shock of changes, moving forward, it is important to still take advantage of various opportunities to connect with others in your industry and beyond.
And since more than half of the agriculture operations in the U.S. are represented by small to medium-sized farms, it is essential that the agricultural community band together to learn, grow, and make it through these tough times.
Below, we have compiled four key resources for agricultural professionals to strengthen their Professional Relationships, Technology Education, Creativity, and Supply Chain.
Virtual Farm Science Review – Strengthening Your Professional Relationships
For almost 60 years, the annual Farm Science Review has brought together nearly 100,000 individuals from every facet of the agriculture industry. While this will be the first time in the event’s history that it will be held online, we are confident that the presentations and conversations will still be fruitful for the attendees.
This free virtual event will take place from September 22 – 24 and will highlight industry expert interviews, COVID-19 safety protocol presentations, budding technology presentations, and more.
The review is still being planned at this point, but attendees can check back to their website often to see the building lineup of educational opportunities.
You can learn more about virtually attending the review here.
Follow them on Facebook here.
Agriculture Technology Podcast – Strengthening Your Technology Education
The Agriculture Technology Podcast is hosted by Tony Kramer with RDO Equipment. On this podcast, Tony regularly discusses technological advancements in the agriculture industry along with interviewing key thought leaders throughout different segments of the industry as well. Some topics of the podcast include advances in combine technology, various terrain advantages, irrigation, and more.
You can listen to the podcast on PodBean here.
You can watch and listen to the podcasts on YouTube here.
Millennial Farmer – Strengthening Your Creativity
Zach Johnson is a 5th generation farmer from Minnesota. On his channel, he focuses on agriculture education for current farmers and the next generation, sharing what he has learned over the years, and exploring other farmers’ operations. This channel is a great resource for students that are interested in seeing more about the day-to-day operations of a small to mid-sized farmer in the U.S., or for other farmers who are interested in broadening their education and learning from their peers.
You can visit the Millennial Farmer’s website here.
You can visit the Millennial Farmer’s YouTube channel here.
Pentaflex, Inc. – Strengthening Your Supply Chain
One of the most impactful results of the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to light the fragility of many U.S. supply chains. Whether your organization was sourcing from other countries or from only one organization that unfortunately had to temporarily or permanently close their doors, many buyers are scrambling to find reliable and resourceful manufacturers to get them through these times.
At Pentaflex, we have the flexibility, knowledge, and problem solving abilities to take on a wide range of metal component fabrication for the agricultural industry’s equipment needs. With our design for manufacturing and prototyping services, you can put your confidence in the Pentaflex team to work through any problem and find the best solution for your metal stamping components.
If you are looking for reliability, contact us today to start the conversation.