Spring Farm and Garden Gadgets Guide

“There was a time when farmers relied solely on almanacs, luck and old-fashioned intuition to increase their yield and stay in business.  But with today’s ever changing technology, farmers have more tools than ever to help them excel at the trade. Gone are the days of drudging out a living using outdated tools and equipment. With the rise of high powered tools, safety technology, and mobile applications, farmers can make modern technology work for them. The following gadgets have proven useful in helping farmers make the most of this new technology.”

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Anything that can make the grower’s life safer, more efficient, or simply easier is a welcome proposition. Which is why there are dozens of companies at technology tradeshows like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and startups on crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter gearing their products towards the agricultural operative.

Some of these products are more James Bond than farmer John or Jane, but they all add the important element of innovation to an industry that thrives on productivity. (The great product designs simply add a bit of aestheticism to the farm — who says you can’t farm and look good at the same time?) Just in time for spring, here is a sampling of some of the best new gadgets on the market for farmers, home gardeners and everyone in between.

Read more: http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/spring-farm-garden-gadgets/