Getting started is simple. With the Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kit you can go from building your device to getting insights in these easy steps.
To keep up with demand, by 2050 the world needs to double food production. To help farmers meet the increasing demands on their farms, they need to optimize their crops and maximize returns while preserving resources like water and soil. Precision agriculture is one practice that helps farmers to observe, measure and respond to variabilities with these goals in mind.
The Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kit is a tool to help enable data driven farming. We believe that data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge and intuition about their farm, can help increase farm productivity, and help reduce cost.
You can anonymously share your data with the online community by adding region location information to your devices. Microsoft Azure Maps enables the visualization of sensor data by location.
Learn more about the technology that powers this precision agriculture solution. These technologies are the same that innovators, entrepreneurs and corporations around the world are using to solve some of our biggest problems.