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Is Iron Ox the Future of Farming?

Touch the Soil News #1139 (Feature photo – Iron Ox Transplanter Hero –courtesy of Iron Ox) Digital Journal recently featured a California-based start-up called Iron Ox. Founded by Brandon Alexander and Jon Binney in 2015, the company aims to automate the future of indoor farming. The company is currently seeking to market over 50 varieties of leafy greens and culinary herbs in the San Francisco Bay area. The company currently has 5 new employments positions open including electrical and mechanical engineers. You can read the full story here: http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/iron-ox-shows-us-how-ai-and-robots-can-increase-farm-production/article/533671 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Bear Flag Robotic Tractors

Touch the Soil News #1114 (Feature photo – The Bear Flag Robotic Tractors – courtesy of Bear Flag Robotics) A shortage of farm labor is driving innovation in agricultural robotics – particularly in California. Enter Bear Flag Robotic Tractors. The company is looking to bring autonomous tractors to market within the next 12 months that do the major repetitive tasks such as spraying, mowing and tillage. Bear Flag Robotics believes that crops of the future will be planted in more efficient configurations than rows, so the multiple crops can be intermingled in the same field leading to increased yields and sustainability. You can learn more about the company here: http://bearflagrobotics.com/#about-us…

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