MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Technology surrounds the lives of millions every minute and it’s no different for the agriculture industry. Alabama’s highest agriculture official says technology is the future of farming.
“I think it gets back to like everything else, technology. It’s just amazing when you go into some of these big industries and see what’s happening," said John McMillan, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries commissioner.
Drew Wendland works on the Autauga County farm his family has owned for nearly 100 years.
“It’s hard work and long hours," he said,"but I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Wendland works with Autauga Farming Co. They are just one example of farms and producers using software and technology, also known as precision agriculture, to farm efficiently.