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smartphones on the farm


Smartphones on the Farm: An Introduction to Apps for Agriculture
Wednesday, April 6, 2011; 7:00 PM ­ 8:30 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

If a smartphone seems like a techno-luxury instead of a hard-working farm tool, think again. There is a world of handy applications and record-keeping functions on these devices that can make your farm run more smoothly and profitably. Horticulturalist and landscape designer Michelle Podolec will introduce a variety of economical tools available on smartphones designed for and easily adaptable to farm life. We will learn when it is time to seriously consider a smartphone, how to choose among the different data plans and mind-boggling features, and how to find inexpensive or free applications. She will demonstrate apps related to growing weather, inventory, pest management, customer relations, and chemical use. This program is suitable for farmers who have been thinking about getting a smartphone, or who want to know more about equipping their devices to do more.
COST: $10 per person
REGISTER: Call Nancy Anderson at 585-394-3977 x427 or send name, address and
phone number


2 thoughts on “smartphones on the farm

  1. Wow, sounds very cool.
    Also related to the recent post by Experts’ Opinions on Sustainability on the role of social media in the environmental movement. You can check out the post here:

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