Precision ag technology is far from one-size-fits all. Some farmers are better able to adopt new technology tools on their farms than others, and understanding your comfort level with new technology is key to being able to successfully implement it.
Just getting started? Doug Applegate, who farms in western Iowa, says the first and most important step is determining whether you "want to" do it or not, then have the patience to follow through with tools that can sometimes have a frustratingly steep learning curve.
But, adopting precision ag is often more about the people than it is the technology, Persia, Iowa, farmer Bill Darrington says. Establishing a good relationship with support people in your area is the most important thing to the continued successful utilization of technology tools.