Agriculture Runs Deep in Iowa Family Farms
In 2000, I made the decision to come back to the family farm full-time after receiving Ph. D. in plant physiology and molecular biology. Using my background from Iowa State and 40 years of farming experience, I am eager start new digital projects on our farm that help contribute to the data-driven decision-making process.
We’re standing at the threshold of some exciting new developments that will allow us to stay competitive on a world production stage as we innovate. We can grow a bushel of corn more efficiently with fewer resources than we’re doing today. Along with that, I think we can grow more bushels of corn on those acres. But I’m almost more excited for the short-term ability to produce food more efficiently with incredible benefits to our environment.
I have this vision for the future where modern technology helps farmers stay competitive in the world market, while providing healthier, more plentiful crops and improving the quality of life in a rapidly growing world.
is a 4th generation Iowa farmer and brother-in-law to the President and CEO for Crop Science, a Division of Bayer, Jim Blome.