Today’s farmers and ranchers are so busy increasing their productivity to meet the needs of a growing world that they don’t have time to sit and visit with their neighbors like they used to. However, there is still great value in building relationships, sharing information, and asking for advice.
A new Web site and mobile application, cropNAtion, will allow farmers and ranchers to connect with each other whether they are across the country or across the section.
The site, www.cropnation.com, is designed to serve as a one-stop resource for on-the-go information. After creating a profile, users can share information about their operations, ask and answer questions, upload photos and videos, and access the latest markets and weather conditions.
“We saw a need for farmers and ranchers to have a ‘virtual coffeeshop’ — a place where they could ask questions, share stories and photos, and cultivate relationships,” said Jim Spradlin, GROWMARK vice president, agronomy. “GROWMARK is pleased to sponsor this site, which we hope will be fed by farmers everywhere.”
Anyone with an interest in North American agriculture may register for and use the free site. The mobile application will be available for iPhone and Android platforms in late summer.