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EFITA newsletter / 866 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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In the Mooood For Love: UK Startup Launches Tudder, a Tinder For Cows by Richard Martyn-Hemphill
Britain’s cows have been treated to a curious gift this Valentine’s Day: a newly launched dating app called Tudder. According to its cheesy pun infused description on the App store, Tudder is “a new swipe-led matchmaking app, helping farm animals across the UK find breeding partners in the quest for moo love.”
This German Startup Has Just Planted 50M Trees with its Search Engine
Ecosia, a German startup with an internet search engine, today, has brought in enough revenues to enable it to plant 50 million trees. This equates to the removal of 2.5 million tonnes of Co2 from the atmosphere, according to the company.
How to Overcome the Many Challenges Associated with Agricultural Data, by Anastasia Volkova
Anastasia Volkova is CEO of FluroSat, an Australian agricultural data startup. Today the company announced it was awarded a grant alongside local industry partners Agworld, PCT Agcloud, CSIRO, and AgLink Australia to support and build an interoperable agronomic analytics engine. This engine aims to resolve many of the inherent challenges surrounding agricultural data. We asked Volkova to tell us more.
Agtech & Animal Health Trends To Watch by Michael Helmstetter
China’s Tech Giants Introduce On-Farm Pig Face Recognition Technology
Chinese internet companies are trying to develop new technologies to solve food safety problems involving pork products. Most recently, they have come up with “artificial intelligence (AI) pig raising.”
There are about 430 million farm-raised pigs in China, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, accounting for more than half of all farm pigs in the world.
As the world’s largest pork producer and consumer, keeping a healthy stock of pigs is important for the Chinese regime...
Embracing tech – and guarding privacy by Matt McIntosh
The speed of change can be frightening and frustrating for farmers trying to understand how new technology can benefit their businesses.
This was recently exemplified in a small community event hosted by Farm Credit Canada – our national agricultural loan and finance crown corporation.
German Minister of Agriculture: big future for precision ag
The German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner opened the International Green Week 2019 in Berlin with a speech in which she underlined the importance of precision agriculture.
365FarmNet is the adaptable farm management solution
Agriculture is becoming increasingly complex, particularly with regard to the growing number of obligations and the need to provide official documents to the authorities. It has become difficult for a farmer to manage this documentation with conventional means. That’s where 365FarmNet comes in. This is a global solution for managing and recording all of a farmer’s operations on his farm, wherever he is. He can manage his culture workshop as well as his bovine workshop.
John Deere crop management open for external data
John Deere has now made it possible to load data from external parties in its crop management system.
Drone Volt introduces Airshadow mini drone
The new Drone Volt Airshadow mini drone comes in 2 versions and is programmable for automatic missions.
Väderstad Universal Control opens up variable rate options
Users of Väderstad Rapid trailed disc cultivating and sowing drills wanting to apply seed and fertiliser at variable rates across fields can now do so without ISOBUS thanks to new software available on the manufacturer’s E-Control unit.
Smart ass answers..
SMART ASS ANSWER # 6
It was mealtime during an airline flight.
'Would you like dinner? The flight attendant asked John, seated in front.
'What are my choices?' John asked.
'Yes or no,' she replied.
SMART ASS ANSWER #5
A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets. As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.
Without missing a beat, she said, 'Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.'
SMART ASS ANSWER #4
A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but she couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, ' Do these turkeys get any bigger?'
The stock boy replied, 'No ma'am, they're dead...'
SMART ASS ANSWER #3
The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window. 'I've been waiting for you all day,' the officer said.
The kid replied, ‘Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.'
When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.
SMART ASS ANSWER #2
A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read: “Low Bridge Ahead”. Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and his truck gets wedged under it. Cars are backed up for miles.
Finally a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, 'Got stuck, huh?'
The truck driver says, 'No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.'
SMART ASS ANSWER OF THE YEAR:
A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam. 'Now class, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!'
A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, 'What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?'
The entire class is reduced to laughter and snickering. When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, 'Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand.'
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