Ranch Technology for Climate Change Adaptation

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Ranch Technology for Climate Change Adaptation

Tim Hammerich
Journalist

It’s time to publish your Farm of the Future report. I am Tim Hammerich.

Many of the challenges farmers face come from mother nature. A more unstable and unpredictable climate forces growers to think about how they can be more adaptable and resilient to these conditions. The CEO of virtual fencing company Vence, Frank Wooten, says they provide technology that can help livestock farmers manage this volatility.

Wooten… “Most people come to us knowing they need a more scalable solution. The change in the number of droughts we see that are once-in-a-hundred-year drought, or once-in-a-hundred-year rainfall, is only increasing at an almost geometric rate. The ability to expand and shrink your farm without having to put up a massive amount of infrastructure or take down infrastructure is something that people are intuitively starting to want. »

Farmers and ranchers aren’t the only ones looking for climate-smart solutions. A major oil and gas company, Shell, has become an investor in Vence.

Wooten… “If you think of a ranching operation, it’s actually a grass factory, and that grass that creates roots in the ground and that woody material is actually carbon that they put in the ground . Then it makes a lot of sense in terms of Shell’s goals of mitigating some of their existing behaviors and some of their compensation needs.

Learn more about Vence.io.

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